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GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MILOS

HOW TO GET TO MILOS
By aeroplane:
eleftherios venizelos airport 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.
Information:
Olympic Airways Office Athens
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.
Information:
Port Police Pireaus
Tel.: +30 210 41 47 800
Port Police Milos
Tel.: +30 22870 23360


Transport - Help for motorists
milos roads
There is a good network of roads on the island. The central routes are asphalted and the others are, for the most part, easily passable dirt roads. Buses provide an adequate service for both local inhabitants and visitors. There are frequent services from Adamas to Triovassalos - Pera-Triovassalos - Plaka - Tripiti - Pollonia - Philakopi - Zefiria - Paliochori - Hivadolimni and Provatas.
There are taxi ranks in Adamas (Tel.: +30 22870 22219)
and Triovassalos (Tel.: +30 22870 21306)


Excursions
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.


Assistance to drivers
Gas station in Milos
There are 5 petrol stations and several garages which will help out with any mechanical problems.


Health
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.


Visits
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


Conference centre
Milos conference room
Set in an area of 10,000 square metres, just outside the village of Adamas is the CONFERENCE CENTRE George Iliopoulos.
It has been designed to operate all year round and is equipped according to the most recent specifications.
Apart from the conference areas which can accommodate 320 persons, there are managerial offices, a special press office, an internet room, a fully equipped doctors' surgery, parking area for 100 vehicles and all this is surrounded by a safety fence. All areas are fully air-conditioned and there is a fire prevention system. All areas have been designed for access by persons with special needs.
The technological systems within the centre provide optical-audio and telecommunication facilities for the support and convenience of all conference participants.
Tel.: +30 22870 23850


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.
30th June,
Agious Anargirous
6th July,
Agia Kyriaki.
16th July,
Agia Marina, Halaka.
19th July,
Prophet Elias, Halaka.
21st July,
Agia Markella, Kypos.
25th July,
Agia Paraskevi, Pollonia.
26th July,
Agios Pandeleimonas at Plakota and Korfo.
31st July,
The Progress of the Cross at Golgotha above Plakes.
5th August,
Metamorfosis, Parasporo.
14th August,
Kimisi Theotokou (the Assumption of the Virgin), Zefiria.
15th August,
Kimisis Theotokou, Agios Charalambos, Adamas.
17th August,
Agios Floros, Komia.
22nd August,
Panagia Iatrissa, Komia.
22nd August,
Panagia Kypou.
22nd August,
Panagia Faneromeni, Tripiti.
26th August,
Agios Fanourios, Pollonia.
28th August,
Agios Ioannis Prodromos, Agrilies and Provatas.
29th august,
Agios Alexandros, Katsouli.
31st August,
Pandokratoras, Mytaka.
6th September,
Agios Sostis, Provata.
7th September,
Panagia Eleousa, Psathadika.
8th September,
Panagia Korfiatissa, Plaka.
13th September,
Stavrou, Kaneria.
16th September,
Agia Sophia, Halaka.
25th September,
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.


Climate
Climate in Milos
The climate is typical of the Mediterranean with sunshine most days of the year. Cooling winds, the Cycladic Meltemi, blow from the north, almost daily, during July and August.
(Today's weather in Milos)


Shopping
Apart from basic items, there is a range of souvenirs and craft work to be bought at reasonable prices. Traditional delicacies such as cheese pies, country rolls, local cheeses, tomato paste and spoon sweets are also readily available.


Sport
The island's large natural harbour and the profusion of beaches are ideal for all kinds of water sports. The seas around the island are considered to be a paradise - especially for harpoon fishing as there is such a plenty of fish.
There is a Scuba Diving School in Pollonia.


Useful Telephone Numbers
Greece Code +30
telephone Milos
Prefect's office
22870 21100
Town Hall, Plaka
22870 21370
Tourist Information Office
22870 22445
Police Station, Plaka
22870 21204
Tourist Police, Plaka
22870 21378
Port Police
22870 23360
Customs House
22870 22282
Airport
22870 22381
Telephone office Plaka
22870 21399
Post Office Plaka
22870 21214
National Bank
22870 22332
Commercial Bank
22870 22269
Agricultural Bank
22870 22330
Taxi rank, Adamas
22870 22219
Taxi rank, Triovassalos
22870 21306
News agency (En)
22870 22060
News agency (Gr)
22870 23465
Health Centre, Plaka
22870 22701
Doctor's Surgery, Adamas
22870 21755
 
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