Milos island is administratively part of the county of the Cyclades and geographically belongs to Eastern Cyclades, along with Kimolos, Sifnos, and Serifos. Milos is the most original and unique of all the Cyclades Islands. Its originality and incredible beauty are due to its volcanic origin which gives to the island particularly bright colors and rocks of amazing shapes.
The rare morphology of Milos and its mineral richness create dream-like combinations of spectacular rock formations and caves, mosaics of various textures and incredible colors that surprise and enchant everyone who is lucky 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. Apart from its magnificent landscape and paradisiacal beaches, Milos is also known for its rich history.
It is the place where the world-famous statue of the Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) has been 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) and was later placed in the Louvre Museum in Paris.