MILOS ISLAND: AN ISLAND OF COLOURS
Milos known as the “Island of Colors”. The horseshoe-shaped island of Milos floats serenely in the Aegean Sea.
Milos island is mostly known as the place where the inhabitants discovered the famous statue of Venus, or Aphrodite, now is in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
The volcanic activity in ancient years has endowed Milos island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes.
Prophet Elias is its highest peak while its most predominant feature is its magnificent gulf, providing a natural harbor which is possibly the largest in the Mediterranean.
The white rocky landscape that embraces Sarakíniko forms an once-in-a-lifetime encountered lunar landscape while on Kléftiko, which can be reached only by boat, the visitor can dive in secluded rocky caves with crystal clear waters.
Only on Milos the visitor encounter small, colorful houses by the sea, the so-called “sýrmata”, which the fishers used as shelter for their boats in the winter.
Milos is a unique land with a special identity and a long cultural history. The visitor should visit the early Christian Catacombs, south of the village Tripiti, 150 meters above sea level on a hillside. This was the meeting place of the early Christians. The catacombs are the largest examples in Greece and among the most remarkable in the world, together with those in Rome and the Holy Land and they indicate that Christianity was established on the island from the 1st century. There are three chambers linked by five corridors and a dead end passage, making up a labyrinth which is currently 185 meters long.
The island is ideal for adventure and exploration enthusiasts who love off-road escapades and will not hesitate to reach its most remote and hidden corners of the island.