Milos Architecture

Set in the blue waters of the Aegean, Milos is one of the most romantic Greek islands. Cycladic architecture is prevalent in Milos and the island is blessed with a plethora of rocks and minerals due to its volcanic activity from antiquity. Picturesque villages and settlements famous for their Cycladic tradition will impress you with their charm and beauty.

Plaka is one of the most intact villages in the Cyclades, founded in the early 19th century. This beautiful Cycladic settlement encircles the Venetian castle which stands on top with many whitewashed houses, colorful doors and shutters, flowered balconies and narrow alleys. From up there, visitors will enjoy an idyllic view of the sunset and the neighboring islands. The ascending and descending trails in Plaka will lead you to beautiful churches and two museums.

Not far from the capital is the fishing village of Klima with the characteristic tiny white houses carved in the rocks, known as syrmata. The village has the most distinctive architecture of Milos. Equally interesting are the villages of Emporios, Mandrakia and Pollonia. The area that hosts the main port of Milos is called Adamas and combines peace with vivid nightlife and beautiful Cycladic scenery. Also worth seeing are the few remaining edifices from the past like the Ancient Theatre, near the village of Tripiti, and the Venetian Castle in Chora. Apart from the traditional architecture, modern buildings are found plenty mostly at the center of Milos such as the newly-established Conference Centre, near Adamas.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional Cycladic architecture. For the utter experience, booking your stay in one of the traditional syrmata is strongly recommended!