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Milos Greece Map & Milos Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Milos Greece


Milos, Greece
GENERAL MILOS GREECE INFORMATION:

Introduction

Milos Cyclades Greece
Milos Greece is a very picturesque island that differs from all the other islands in the Cyclades cluster. Apart from having great natural beauty, the island of Milos has many interesting archaeological sites as well as lovely churches, monasteries, museums and spas. Milos is situated in the southern part of the Western Cyclades Islands and it is located at a very close distance to the islands of Kimolos and Folegandros. The island of Milos Greece has a very unique morphology, as it is full of rocky shores that alternate with sandy coasts and natural spas. It constitutes a beautiful resort, ideal for serene and peaceful vacations. During the summer months, the island attracts many visitors, especially those who want a relaxing and exotic setting for their vacation.

Milos Island Greece Area / Population / Capital:
The Island of Milos occupies 151 sq. km in area and has 4,400 inhabitants. The capital of Milos Greece is the settlement of Plaka.

Attractions & Sightseeing in Milos Greece

Sightseeing in Milos Greece:
If you are visiting Milos Greece for you holiday, you will definitely want to see:

  • The churches of Panagia Korfiatissa, Panagia Thalassitra, Panagia Schiniotissa, the Castle, the beautiful village of Tripiti, the picturesque fisherman villages of Mandrakia and Firopotamos and the region of Sarakiniko in and near Plaka Town
  • The Church of Kimisi Theotokou, the Church of Agios Haralambos, the Church of Agia Triada and the Monument of the French heroes of the World War I in Adamandas
  • The ancient town of Filakopi and the scenic coastal settlements of Pahena, Agios Konstantinos and Mitakas in Apollonia
  • The medieval ruins and the Church of Panagia Portaitissa in Zefiria
  • The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos and the Church of Prophet Elias in Kleftiko
  • The Catacombs of Milos and the ruins of the theatre in Klima
  • The Churches of Agia Markella and Agios Sostis in Provatas
  • The Church of Agia Marina in Achivadolimni
 

Milos Museums:
If you find yourselves vacationing in Milos Island Greece, we suggest visiting the Archaeological, Historical and Folklore Museums in Plaka.

Milos Nature:

  • The Papafragas Cave in Apollonia
  • The Rivari Lagoon in Emporios

Sports / Recreation in Milos Greece
If you have a boat you can visit the bays and the beautiful beaches, as well as the island of Kimolos. You can dock and refuel at Adamandas Port +30 2287-22093.

Entertainment in Milos Greece
On the island of Milos Greece you will find plenty of traditional taverns that serve local delicacies. There are also cafés and bars where you can have a drink.

Local Events in Milos Greece:

  • The Festival of Panagia Korfiatissa on September 8 in Plaka
  • The Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Adamandas
  • The Festival of Agia Paraskevi on July 26 in Apollonia
  • The Festival of Agios Panteleimonas on July 27 in Emporios
  • The major Festival of Panagia on August 15 in Zefiria
  • The major Festival of Agios Ioannis Theologos on September 25 in Kleftiko
  • The liturgy that takes place in the catacombs on June 9 in Klima
  • The Festival of Agia Marina on July 17 in Achivadolimni

Local Products of Milos Greece:
You can buy the local delicacy “Koufeto” (honey, vegetable marrows and almond), honey and cheese products.

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Milos Greece
Plaka, Milos Greece
Plaka, the capital of the island of Milos, has an intense Cycladic character, with whitewashed houses and stone paved narrow alleys. The best attraction of Plaka Town is the magnificent sunset view from the castle. The area offers a good selection of traditional tavernas and atmospheric cafés around the quaint alleyways.

Adamandas, Milos Greece
Adamandas is the natural port of the island of Milos. The town is beautiful, with traditional houses, winding alleys and narrow streets. Behind the settlement is a wonderful tuft of palm trees, while there are two sandy beaches in the area, Laggada and Papikinou, expecting you to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Apollonia, Milos Greece
Apollonia is an attractive coastal village with a beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters. During the past few years, Apollonia has become a popular tourist resort not only due to its quaintness but also thanks to its cool climate ideal for relaxing summer holidays.

Achivadolimni, Milos Greece
Achivadolimni is a settlement with one of the best Milos beaches, behind which there used to be a wonderful lake, full of clams on its bottom. The greek word for clam is “achivada” and the greek word for lake is “limni” and that is why the name of the settlement is Achivadolimni.

Surrounding islets
Off the northern shore of the island of Milos Greece there are several islets such as Antimilos, Akradies and the cluster of Glaronissia, while off the southwestern shore is the islet of Paximadi. These rocky islands are very interesting places to visit in one of the caique or yachts cruising around them.

Transportation in Milos Greece
By Ferry Boat or High Speed Boat:
From Piraeus Port, ferry boats frequently depart for Milos, especially during the summer. The trip to Milos lasts 8 hours, but if you choose to travel by high-speed boat you can reach the island in half time. Milos is also connected with Crete, the other Cyclades islands and the Dodecanese Islands.

Milos Greece Sea Travel Information:

  • Piraeus Port: +30 210 4226000 to 03
  • Milos Port in Adamandas: +30 22870 22100

By Airplane:
From the Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” in Spata, there are flights to Milos Airport throughout the year. The flight lasts 45 minutes. Milos Airport is located 8.5 km from Plaka Town.

Milos Greece Air Travel Information:

  • Milos Airport: +30 22870 22381
  • Olympic Airways in Athens:+30 210 966-6666
  • Olympic Airways in Milos: +30 22870 22380
 

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