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Sights of Milos

In the pirates’ caves

Kleftiko, Papafragas, Sarakiniko, Katergo. The dreadful pirates of the Middle Ages had their hideouts on the island of Milos. Their tracesmay bestill found atKleftiko: the bollards of the pirate ships carved on spectacular gray-white rocks, next to turquoise waters and caves. AtSarakiniko, the scenery looks like belonging to some other world: all-white rocks in enchanting shapes surround an enclosed bay. Relax in the deep blue of the Aegean and feel the nature embracing you …

 

The “little Venice”

In the afternoon take a stroll in the picturesque, full of colourssea settlement, where the harbour of ancient Milos was once located. It is one of the most special settlements that you will encounter in the Cyclades, thanks to thw35 “syrmata” standing side by side,-formerly cave houses for boats, now holiday cottages. Walk by the sea through the village and wait for the sunset. Now it is the best time for taking photos!

Plaka and the castle

Here the concept of “romantic sunset” becomes something different. The slabs in the courtyard of PanagiaKorfiatissawill warm your bare feet as you are getting ready to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the entire Mediterranean. And when dark falls, just relax and look far away the ships in the Aegean … ThebeautifulPlaka, with the Catholic church of Our Lady of the Roses, the freshly-painted well, the restaurants and the cafes isthe capital of Milos and was built in 1800 withcraftsmen using the ancient stones of its castle. Climb up to its ruins and relax enjoying the panoramic viewat the courtyard of PanagiaThalassitra. In the archaeological museum of Plaka you will encounter the goddess of love: the copy of Venus of Milos, in natural size.

The “dark” Thiafa

Discover by boatthis out-of-this-world “scenery” of the old sulfur mines at the eastern part of the island, with their galleries, iron bridges, rails, wagons and old stone buildings. In this island you will experience the ultimate awe.

 

 

The prehistoric Fylakopi

The archaeological excavations brought to light the prehistoric settlement of Fylakopi. Do not forget to visit the archaeological site on the way to Pollonia.

 

 

 

The catacombs 

Here you will see the only catacombs that survive in Greece. It is an archaeological site with graves, dating from the 1st to the 5th century AD, impressive and evocatively lighted, one of the most important tourist attractions of the island.

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