Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos sarakinikoΑποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos photosMilos is located in the northwestern Cyclades, 86 nautical miles from Piraeus and roughly midway between Piraeus and Crete. Adamantas, a broad natural harbor and one of the largest in the Mediterranean, has played a major role in the island's history and economy, in concert with Milos's mineral wealth. There are daily ferry links between Piraeus and Milos; non-stop, thejourney by conventional ferry takes about 5 hours, reaching over 7 when the route includes stops at other islands (Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, and Kimolos). In the summer there are three to four weekly sailings from Milos to Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Santorini, Crete, and the eastern Cyclades.  Milos has an airport, with daily flights to Athens. Routes are more frequent in the summer months (May through October) than during the winter.  The island has a good road network, whose trunk is extended by good dirt roads and tracks. Buses reach all main destinations, with frequent routes from Adamantas to most settlements and beaches. There is a taxi station at Adamantas.  Milos has a population of 5,000, which swells in the summer months. Most settlements are concentrated in the north around eight main villages: the capitalPlaka, Plakes, Triovasalos, Pera Triovasalos, Trypiti, Pollonia, Zefyria, andAdamantas.Milos is the seat of one of four eparchies of the Cyclades Prefecture; the eparchy includes Kimolos, Sifnos, and Serifos. Geologically, Milos is volcanic - as is Kimolos. It is barren, with sparse vegetation and no forests, streams, or cascades. Thanks to its unique geology, the island boasts 75 gorgeous beaches with pristine waters - some sand, some white, red, yellow or black shingle

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TRADITIONAL FOLKS


Milos’s rich tradition is preserved in a number of folk feasts or paniyiria featuring local food, wine, and music during summer specially on July an August.
The "Milos Festival" is held on the first weekend of July. It’s a three-day program of cultural events organized by the Municipality and sponsored by the S&B INDUSTRIAL MINES.





MUSEUMS & SITES  
Σχετική εικόναArchaeological Museum: As we enter the main exhibition hall of the Archaeological Museum, the striking statue of the Venus de Milo meets our gaze. Unfortunately it is only a copy - although a very fine one - produced by the Louvre Museum workshop. Among the more important exhibits in the same room, is a 6th century B.C. funeral urn with a chariot race represented in relief pattern, a robed 3rd century B.C. statue, a lion decoration used as a table support and a female bust. A display case in the hall’s left section contains Neolithic relics, mostly obsidian tools, knives, arrows, and spearheads from Phylakope, Nyhia, and Demenagakis. Other exhibits offer evidence of the artistic achievements of ancient Klima, including a masterful head with a burnished face and a section of a 3rd-century-B.C. tombstone depicting, in bas relief, a youth and his servant. Other finds from excavations around the island include stones inscribed with the 21-letter ancient alphabet of Milos. There are numerous finds from Phylakope, among them vessels with drawings of lilies and idols from Phylokope IV. Directly behind the Aphrodite statue, a display showcases coins, blades, and bronze figurines from the 5th and 4th centuries B.C., Roman-era glass and clay vessels, and reliefs and idols from the Hellenistic period. Ecclesiastical Museum: Housed in the Church of Ayia Triada (Holy Trinity), just a short distance from the port, the Ecclesiastic Museum features 14th-century icons and fine samples of hagiography.  Folklore Museum: Founded in 1967 by the Milos Society of Athens, under the guiding influence of Zafiris Vaos, the Folklore Museum features exhibits highlighting local folk culture.  
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos museumsMilos Mining Museum: Opened in 1998, the Mining Museum is spread over three floors. Entering the ground floor, visitors come across a model depicting the volcanic eruption that shaped the island and a large geological map of Milos. Illuminated panels highlight mining activities to date, with images of tools and mining equipment used since mining began. First floor exhibits include rocks and minerals from the island and around Greece, most importantly important minerals found on the island today. There are also fossils, and samples of obsidian, bauxite, alumina, and aluminum, photographic documents from the now defunct manganese and sulphur mines and the millstone quarries. Among noteworthy exhibits are a Roman-era grindstone and a cedar trunk uncovered 28 meters below the surface at the bentonite quarry at Aggeria that is believed to be 2,000 years old. The library in the basement is also used for hosting talks and other events. Maritime Museum of Milos: Created thanks to the efforts of dr. Petros Armenis, who managed to gather and exhibit, with the help of locals, with much love and respect, a wide range of articles. The museum operates since the September of 2008.
The museum's exhibits are quite much and rare as well and extend from the prehistoric times, reaching the early ages of the island's history. The visitor will also have the chance to witness rare maritime maps, created by special craftsmen of the times, while the famous wooden boat "Irene" holds an outstanding position among the exhibits. The museum is located at Adamantas.
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos museumsCatacombs : The Milos Catacombs are dug into a sheer slope near the village of Trypiti where the island’s early Christians gathered for worship and to bury their dead. The catacombs are unique in Greece and considered among the most important, along with those of Rome and the Holy Land. Originally discovered by tomb robbers and relic hunters, the catacombs came to light in 1840, after they were looted. They comprise three chambers linked by five corridors and a funerary chamber, all arranged in a labyrinthine network that extends a total of 185 meters. The catacombs were once accessible along their length and breadth, but today just one chamber, the chamber of Elders, is accessible to the public. Though just 126 vaulted recesses with graves survive, it’s estimated that thousands of Christians were buried in the catacombs. The graves of prominent citizens are marked with Christian symbols and inscriptions, such as the “Presvytera” (elder or vicar) inscription after which the chamber was named. Worth noting is a sarcophagus carved into the rock that is believed to be the burial of one of the early Christian martyrs. The tomb was subsequently used as an altar. The catacombs were used for worship and burials before Christian worship was allowed by the Decree of Medolianos and were abandoned around the fifth or sixth century when the ancient city of Klima was razed by an earthquake. Sulphur Mines: Remains of the old sulphur mines are visible on the island’s eastern coast at the Paliorema cove. The mines were active until 1956 and are considered a prime sight in the island’s geological history.
Milos Conference Center - Giorgos Iliopoulos: Located on a four-acre estate at Adamantas. The center is open year - round and has a capacity of 320 delegates. It’s one of the largest such facilities in Greece and offers separate press room, internet room, infirmary, and 100 parking spaces. The conference center is fully air conditioned, has access for the physically disabled and an independent fire-protection system.

You should visit the early Christian Catacombs and the museums (archaeological, folk, ecclesiastical and mining) of the island.
Catacombs: 08.30am. - 15.00pm except Mondays
Archaeological Museum: 08.30am - 15.00pm - except Mondays
Folk Museum: 10.00am - 14.00pm & 18.00pm - 21.00pm /except Monday and Sunday afternoons
Ecclesiastical Museum: 18.00pm - 21.00pm - except Mondays
Mining Museum: 09.00am - 14.00pm and 18.00pm - 21.00pm


BEACHES
Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos paraliesMilos boasts over 70 gorgeous beaches that captivate visitors thanks to their pale gold sand, shimmering turquoise waters, and multicolored reflections on a seabed laid with volcanic rock.Αποτέλεσμα εικόνας για milos paraliesSparkling, pristine waters and fine sand are the hallmark of Milos's coastline, making the island an ideal destination for beach-lovers who can choose to visit a different beach each day, with varied landscapes and shelter according to the wind's direction. In August, a period marked by strong northerly winds, the beaches along the island's southern shore are sheltered, while the western coast is sheltered from southerly gusts.
Milos's extensive road network offers access to most beaches, starting from the expansive harbor atAdamantas with the beaches at Papikinos and Ahivadolimni. Beaches on the northern coast are linked by road, which also extends to beaches on the southern coast as far as Ahivadolimni andProvatas. Access to more distant beaches is by good dirt road. Ayios Ioannis and Triades on the western coast can be reached by dirt roads, although access, especially in the early summer, is difficult by vehicles without four-wheel drive.  Milos's northern coast is formed by a sheer, rocky coast and the barren terrain resembles a lunar landscape. These beaches are not recommended for swimming when strong northerly winds are blowing. The main beaches on the northern shore are Sarakiniko, a small, somewhat remote cove;Mytakas, Alogomantra, Papafrangas, and Ayios Konstantinos are dotted with caves, rock formations that offer natural bridges, and snug patches of sand. These beaches are not organized, but the beauty of the landscape more than compensates the visitor for the lack of facilities. 
Σχετική εικόναBeaches on the eastern coast are accessible via Pollonia. Few offer facilities and most are pebble or shingle. In addition to those beaches accessible by road, Σχετική εικόναthere are a number of remote sand coves accessible by boat from Pollonia. The western coast is the least accessible, but it's worth braving the rough tracks to enjoy the totally unspoilt landscape. Bathers should bring drinking waters because there are no shops or other facilities beyond Ahivadolimni. Beaches on the western shore includes the twin beaches at Ayios Ioannis, accessible only by boat; Triades, with its three sand coves; and the striking sea caves atAmmoudaraki. Milos's southern coast is accessible by road and sheltered from the August meltemi gusts and northerly winds. These sand beaches offer a range of facilities. The most picturesque is Yerontas, with its dark-colored sand, pristine waters, and dreamy landscape. Ayia Kyriaki, a pretty beach with coarse sand and white pebbles about eight kilometers from Adamantas, offers a restaurant, beach bar, and water sports facilities. Other beaches include Paliohori and Provatas, a seaside village seven kilometers from Adamantas with golden sands, rocks, and shallow waters offers restaurants, cafes, fish tavernas, and accommodations. The beaches at Fyriplaka and Tsigrado may not offer tavernas but bathers will enjoy the grey-hued sands and unique landscape. Fyriplaka offers some facilities, and beach umbrellas and sun beds are also available at Portokali.
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Excursions and activities
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Several small boats which sail from Adamas, can take you on daily trips round the island, stopping at a number of beaches to swim and in Kimolos for lunch. From the beach at Kypos you can take a boat trip to the beaches of Geronta, Kleftiko, Geraka and Paliorema. From Pollonia you can visit the neighbouring island of Kimolos by motor boat or on the small ferry boat. Also, for sailing enthusiasts, there are yachts which can be hired for unforgettable all day cruises. The island's large natural harbour and the profusion of beaches are ideal for all kinds of water sports. The seas around the island are considered to be a paradise - especially for harpoon fishing as there is such a plenty of fish.
There is a Scuba Diving School in Pollonia.