HOW TO GET TO MILOS
There is an airline connection from Athens to Milos, daily. There are more flights during the high season (May - October). The journey takes 30 minutes and the airport is 4.5 km from Adamas.
Tel.: +30 801 801 0101
Olympic Airways Airport, Milos
Tel.: +30 22870 22381
By ferry boat:
There are frequent sailings from Piraeus to Milos and daily during the summer season. The direct service takes 5 hours but if the ship calls in at other ports, (Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos), it takes 7.15 hours. During the summer there are also services which connect Milos with Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Santorini and Crete and to the islands of the eastern Cyclades.
There are also daily departures of High Speed ferries.
Port Police Pireaus
Tel.: +30 210 41 47 800
Port Police Milos
Tel.: +30 22870 23360
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.
There is a Health Centre in Plaka which is open 24 hours a day with pathology, dentistry, X-ray and microbiological departments. During the summer, 20.06 to 10.09, there is also a cardiological and surgical department. The centre is also visited by doctors from Athens who specialise in the following: Pediatrics, ear nose and throat, opthalmics, gynecology and orthopedics . Tel.: (+30) 22870 22700, 22870 22701, 22870 22702.
In Adamas the doctors' surgery is open:
Monday - Thursday 09.00 - 13.00 and Friday 11.00 - 13.00.
In Pollonia: Wednesday 12.00 - 14.00. In Zefiria: Friday 11.00 - 13.00.
There are pharmacies, private doctors' surgeries and dentists in Plaka and in Adamas.
For animals there is a vet who can be found at the Co-operative in Triovassalos.
Tel.: +30 22870 21230.
You should visit the early Christian Catacombs and the museums (archaeological, folk, ecclesiastical and mining) of the island.
Opening times are:
Catacombs: 08.30am. - 15.00pm except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 21625
Archaeological Museum: 08.30am - 15.00pm - except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 21620
Folk Museum: 10.00am - 14.00pm & 18.00pm - 21.00pm
except Monday and Sunday afternoons
Tel.: +30 22870 21292
Ecclesiastical Museum: 18.00pm - 21.00pm - except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 23956
Mining Museum: 09.00am - 14.00pm and 18.00pm - 21.00pm
Tel.: +30 22870 22481
Holidays and fiestas
In keeping with tradition, the inhabitants of the island, invite you to their Fiestas. You will have the opportunity to taste local delicacies, taste the wine and dance to the sound of island music.
The main festivals are:
50 days after Orthodox Easter, Ag. Triada in Adamas.
Agia Marina, Halaka.
Prophet Elias, Halaka.
Agia Markella, Kypos.
Agia Paraskevi, Pollonia.
Agios Pandeleimonas at Plakota and Korfo.
The Progress of the Cross at Golgotha above Plakes.
Kimisi Theotokou (the Assumption of the Virgin), Zefiria.
Kimisis Theotokou, Agios Charalambos, Adamas.
Agios Floros, Komia.
Panagia Iatrissa, Komia.
Panagia Faneromeni, Tripiti.
Agios Fanourios, Pollonia.
Agios Ioannis Prodromos, Agrilies and Provatas.
Agios Alexandros, Katsouli.
Agios Sostis, Provata.
Panagia Eleousa, Psathadika.
Panagia Korfiatissa, Plaka.
Agia Sophia, Halaka.
Agios Ioannis, Halaka.
During the first weekend of July, there is the Milos Festival, a two day cultural event promoted by the municipality and with funding by Silver and Baryte Ore Mining Co.