Volcanic activity has endowed Milos with an exciting variety of landscapes, consequently offering today’s visitor a wide range of activities.
The strange shapes of the rocks and their wonderful colours at the beautiful white sandy beaches are evidence of the volcanic nature of Milos; economic activity is another: minerals such as obsidian are excavated on the island. What is more, one of the most ancient mines in the Mediterranean is on this island.
Milos boasts a multitude of thermal springs and spectacular underwater caves that are a must for diving enthusiasts.
The island’s villages are lovely too: stately Plaka (the island’s capital), the harbour of Adsmantas, the beautiful Hivadolimni, the marvellous Emporios with the little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.
As far as archaeology is concerned, Milos is an ideal destination: the early Christian catacombs, a prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi and the mining museum (exhibiting 11,000 years of mining history) are definitely worth a visit.
Last but not least, there are local tastes offering a special gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on watermelon pies, cream cheese pies and bonbons with white pumpkin.