Milos island in Greece is the most beautiful place in the world. The island derived its name from Milos who was the first person according to legend, sent to greece milos by Venus, the goddess of love. It forms part of the spectacular Cyclades islands. Shaped like a horseshoe, the volcanic island greece milos has a rich history, minerals, luxurious resorts and deep blue water.
History of Milos island in Greece
The island's history dates back to the Neolithic age from 800 B.C. Due to its richness in the volcanic rock called obsidian, greece milos developed faster than the surrounding islands. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and wars destroyed most of the older buildings. The Aegean style white washed houses and churches contribute to the romantic atmosphere of the island. The narrow streets are paved with cobblestone and bordered with bright flowers.
Tourist attractions on greece milos
There are a number of museums worth visiting. The Mining museum is located on the waterfront at Adamas and provides a glimpse of the mining history that dates back to Neolithic age. The Archeological museum on the Milos island in Greece is located in Plaka, the capital of greece milos, and houses the famous statue of Venus de Milo. The History and Folk museum of Milos is walking distance from the Archeological museum, and is housed in a 200-year-old dwelling, serving as a reconstruction of the Miloan lifestyle from the 17 th century onwards.
The Catacombs date back to the end of the 2 nd Century A.D. Three catacombs are connected through passages where many Christians are buried in family graves. A Roman theatre dating back to the Hellenistic period is located close to the catacombs.
Geology and climate of greece milos
The island has a warm climate with little rainfall during the mild winter months. The Meltemi wind blows during the summer. September is the best time to visit greece milos. Beautiful hot springs settled in the hills, are surrounded by natural rock. Milos island in Greece is not referred to as the "geological museum" for nothing. The island is rich in obsidian, alum, perlite, sulfur, barite, kaolin, and bentonite. White sand characterizes the miles of beautiful strands and inlets where the turquoise colored water from the ocean meets the land.
Villages of the Milos Island in Greece
This island has several charming villages with a total of 5000 inhabitants. Plaka (flat rock) derived its name from the rock it was built on. The village dates back to 1800 A.D. and provides the visitor with a breathtaking view of the ocean. It is characterized by its simple Aegan style. The uninhabited Kastro is situated on the hill above Plaka and worth a visit for its ruins and beautiful churches. Adamas forms a safe natural harbor with many beaches and tourist facilities. The beautiful village of Plakes next to Plaka hosts one of the oldest icons of greece milos. Triovassalos and Pera Triovassalos have emerged to form one village filled with small cafés, bars, and markets. They keep the tradition of burning the effigy of Judas. Tripiti, a small village on the slope of the hill, derived its name from the surrounding volcanic rock that gives the impression that it is perforated. Some windmills are used as unique accommodation.
Klima is a picturesque fishing village at the Gulf of Milos that charms the visitor with its unique fisherman's houses with their bright doors. Another beautiful fishing village called Pollona, is a tourist mecca with all its taverns and white washed houses. The little village of Zefiria was once a lucrative town, but earthquakes that resulted in poisonous gasses from the earth, left the inhabitants no choice, but to leave. It hosts the Feast of Virgin Mary, which is the largest festival on greece milos.
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