Milos Antimilos Islet

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Location: Adamas

The islet of Antimilos is located 13 miles to the northwest of Milos Island. It is also called Erimomilos, which means deserted Milos. It is an unoccupied mass of a volcanic rock type. In fact, the caldera of the volcano is still apparent.
Nowadays, the islet may be uninhabited but there are signs that show previous settlements and cultivations on it. Its ancient residents used the old caldera as a rain tank to save water.

The coastline of the islet is rocky and has only one pebbled beach to the south. The waters of this beach are not deep, although the depth between Milos and Antimilos exceeds 200m.

Antimilos is a National Reserve since it hosts rare flora and fauna. We should mention that the predominance of a volcanic substrate combined with its relief and geological background form the proper conditions for the growth of rare species.
Regarding the fauna of the islet, a rare type of goat should be mentioned, similar to the Cretan goat kri-kri. There are also lizards, migrating birds, seabirds and raptors, living on the cliffs of the islet. All these fauna types are protected by Greek laws and international conventions.

Hunting and fishing are strictly forbidden there and it is necessary to get permission from the Hunting Direction of Cyclades in order to visit the islet.



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