Milos Geography

Milos Geography
Information about the geography of Milos, Greece

Milos Greece is situated in the northwest part of the group of the Cyclades islands, in the Aegean Sea. It is at half way between Piraeus and Crete, south of Kimolos, south west of Sifnos and north west of Folegandros. Milos Island is the fifth largest island of the Cyclades, has an area of 151 square kilometres, a coastline of 126 kilometres and a population of 5,000 inhabitants.

An island with impressive volcanic geology and rich history, the shape of Milos reminds of a horseshoe. In between the two sides of the island, the penetrating sea forms a huge bay and a safe natural harbour, Adamas, which is one of the largest in the Mediterranean. Administratively Milos belongs to the prefecture of the Cyclades and particular in the section of Eastern Cyclades.

The geography of Milos is not known for its tall mountains. Actually the highest is Mount Halakas, in the southwest of the island, which rises at an altitude of 751 metres. However, the most impressive geographical element of Milos are the huge cliffs in the southern side, such as Kleftiko, which look like upside down cliffs into the sea.

Map of Milos

Map Milos map View the map of Milos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port and airport.
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