The inhabitants of Milos are mainly involved in agriculture, cattle-breeding, and fishing. The vegetables and fruits of Milos are delicious, most of which are cultivated in arid soils without fertilizers. The agricultural products of Milos are tomatoes, melons, watermelons, olives, oranges, grapes, and others.
Cattle-breeding is not much developed, however many of the locals are involved in this field. The meat is quite delicious as well as the dairy products which are used in the local recipes, like xinomyzithra, manouri, skotyri (a great variety of cream cheese).
Traditional dishes in Milos are particularly tasty, prepared from pure, selected ingredients. Among all those delicious dishes are little pies made of dough, cheese, and onions, filled with savory dry cheese and mint. The local round wheat bread is also delicious.