Milos is situated in the northwest part of the group of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is halfway between Piraeus and Crete, south of Kimolos, southwest of Sifnos and northwest of Folegandros.
It is the fifth largest island of the Cyclades, has an area of 151 square kilometers, a coastline of 126 kilometers and a population of 5,000 inhabitants.
An island with impressive volcanic geology and rich history, the shape of Milos reminds of a horseshoe. The island literally rose out of the water due to undersea volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tidal waves caused in the course of the centuries. There are two extinct volcanoes in Milos at the moment - the volcano of Firiplaka and the volcano of Trachilas. The volcanic activity has gifted the island with a unique geology, apparent in the rocks and minerals that make up its soil. Sarakiniko, the renowned lunar beach of Milos, owes its moonscape shape to waves and winds that corrode the volcanic rock.
In between the two sides of the island, the penetrating sea forms a huge bay and a safe natural harbor, Adamas, which is one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Administratively, Milos belongs to the prefecture of the Cyclades and particularly in the section of Eastern Cyclades.
The geography of Milos is not known for its tall mountains. The highest is Mount Halakas, in the southwest of the island, which rises at an altitude of 751 meters. However, the most impressive geographical element of Milos is the huge cliffs on the southern side, such as Kleftiko, which look like upside-down cliffs into the sea.
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