Geological Tour

Active: Apr 18, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017

Duration: 5 hours

Languages: English

Departure: Milos

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Tour Description

An island with volcanic background and soil rich in minerals from the prehistoric times until today, Milos is actually an open geological museum. This geological tour is a great chance to get to know a secret part of this island, whose geological history influences until today its landscape and economy. The volcano of Milos is one of the four largest and still active volcanoes in Greece, effecting the ground of Milos with many caves and underwater caves and creating many mines that support the local economy until today.

Cave of Papafragas
This geological tour actually combines part of Route No 2 (Volcano) and Route No 4 (Aggeria) of theMiloterranean Geo Walks, the new project with six geological hiking routes designed by Milos Mining Museum. The tour starts at 10:00 am from Pollonia and the first stop is Papafragas Cave, a complex of underwater caves formed by volcanic activity. The super-heated, highly pressurized rock was actually ash ejected from the volcano and created pumise, bound together in a compact form with white powder of same geological origin. Between the Caves of Papafragas is a small beach and many people actually go snorkeling there.

Mining Museum and Catacombs
Next stop is the marvelous Obsidian Collection in Milos Mining Museum. This short guided tour presents the mining history of the island through objects, photographs and minerals. The mines of Milos started working in the ancient times and continue to work until today. In fact, the locals are great miners as historically shown by the construction of the Christian Catacombs in the 1st century AD and the boat garages seen in the fishing villages of Milos.

Salt Fields and Firiplaka Crater
We continue to the Salt Fields, where we learn about their history and the port of Kanava. This was a very important port from the Medieval times until the early 20th century. We continue to the Crater of Firiplaka with the century-old cedar trees. Our tour will pass through the steep entrance of the Firiplaka Crater and then we continue down a slipper road that leads to the center of the crater, where are the century old cedar trees.

Aggeria Mine and Mineral Factory
Then we head to the ending point of the volcano, a spot called Kalamos, where we can observe the Aegean Sea and particularly the beach of Agia Kyriaki. Afterwards we visit the Aggeria Mine, the largest active bentonite mine in Europe and the new mineral processing factory. These points are actually inaccessible to individual visitors as they included an industrial restricted area. The tour ends at 15:30 pm.

Transfers: The tour starts from Pollonia. However, we offer free transfer from Adamas or Plaka (just mention it in the comments field during the booking procedure). We can also offer transfer from Paleochori or Provatas with extra cost (select this choice during the booking procedure). If you need transfer from another place, tell us to see if we can provide it.

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Basic Pricelist
Children
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Apr 18, 2017 - Jun 25, 2017
Aug 28, 2017 - Oct 30, 2017
Basic
€29.00
€45.00
Terms & Conditions

Children up to 2 years old are free.
Children 2-10 years old pay 35% discounted price.
Children larger than 11 years old pay normal adult price.

Cancelation Policy

There are no cancellation fees for cancellations up to 2 days before the trip.
There is 50% cancellation fee for cancellations from 2 days to 12 hours before the trip.
The tour price is not refunded at all for cancellations less than 12 hours before the trip.

What is included and not in the price
  • Water and snack
  • Mining Museum admission (4 euros pp, 2 euros for more than 65 y.o.)

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request

Pickup locations
Departure
Cyclades - Milos - Pollonia -Pollonia (no transfer) at 10:00
Pickup locations
From Plaka at 9:00
From Adamas at 9:10
From Paleochori at 9:30
From Provatas at 9:35
Exact duration
5 hours
Active days and spoken languages
Dates
Languages
Days
18-04-2017 / 25-06-2017
English
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
26-06-2017 / 27-08-2017
English
Monday, Thursday
28-08-2017 / 30-10-2017
English
Monday, Thursday, Saturday
Transportation Info
Tour with mini van max 19 pax

Why booking with us?

  Tours from Athens & the islands

  Support via phone & e-mail.

  Early booking discounts

  Secured server

  Customized tour upon request


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