Introduction & General Information

Milos island geographically belongs to the Eastern Cyclades, along with Kimolos, Sifnos and Serifos. It is safe to say that it is one of the most original and unique Cycladic islands because of its exceptional landscape. Milos' originality and incredible beauty are due to its volcanic origin, which has gifted the island with bright colors and rocks of impressive shapes.

The rare morphology of Milos, along with its mineral richness, creates dream-like combinations of spectacular rock formations and caves, mosaics of various textures and breath-taking colors that surprise and enchant everyone lucky enough to visit this island.

Milos has to offer more than 75 beaches of silver sand and limpid waters which can sometimes turn azure blue or emerald green. The most renowned of all has to be the lunar Sarakiniko beach.

In addition to its magnificent landscape and paradisiacal beaches, the island is also known for its rich history. It is the place where the world-famous statue of the Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) was found on the 8th of April 1820 by an inhabitant of Plaka. A French Consul bought the beautiful statue from the villager and gave it as a present to the King of France (Louis XVIII). Later, the sculpture was placed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Last but not least, the impressive sirmata are also among the island's main attractions. Sirmata are traditional waterfront houses that functioned as fishermen's warehouses; in particular, fishermen used to keep their wooden boats in there during the winter in order to protect them from rain, wind and other challenging weather conditions.

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