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Milos vacation takes you on a trip of a breathtakingly beautiful island of lovely beaches, spectacular rock formations, ancient churches, mountainous villages in Cycladic architecture, historical sites, Venetian castles, and ancient catacombs. Although less advertised than Santorini or Mykonos, the island of Milos actually has a lot to offer, especially if you want to experience the beauty of a Greek island without the heavy crowds that throng the most popular of the Cycladic islands. Milos tourism is not extremely developed but has many nice facilities to offer.
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Milos has one of the most amazing landscapes in the Cyclades islands due to its volcanic origin. An outstandingly beautiful island of amazing rock formations, hot springs and a string of beaches, some of which rival the best ones in Greece, the island boasts a rich history that dates back to the Minoan and Mycenaean periods. Formerly a Spartan colony, the island refused to bow down to the Athenian league and was consequently attacked and destroyed by the Athenians in 416 BC. Repopulated during the Hellenistic period, the island returned to a state of prosperity and peace, and it was during this period that art and architecture flourished on the island. The famous Venus of Milos, which is hosted in the Louvre Museum today, was created during that period.
Among the remains of the Christian era that followed, the elaborate catacombs used to bury the dead are some of the most remarkable examples of its kind in entire Greece. Take a detour in your Milos vacation and visit these magnificent catacombs in the village of Tripiti, close to Plaka. Also, worth visiting in your vacations is the Mineral Museum in Adamas, the port of the island. The museum traces the rich mining history of the island from the early days of industrialization.
Adamas is a beautiful port town situated on the large bay of the island and the first thing to see from your Milos vacation if you come by ferry. The waterfront is lined with some fine restaurants, fish taverns, and cafeterias that thankfully cater to the locals as much as it does to tourists. So, do not miss it during your vacations in Milos. You can get to taste some really good traditional Greek cuisine there.
The island offers fantastic accommodation options. Gorgeous hotels built in traditional Cycladic architecture offering a range of features at a reasonable cost are available to create fantastic memories of your holiday. The island also offers rooms, apartments, and studios to rent for the budget traveler. These family-friendly places suit all tastes and they are available all over the island.
The most impressive thing to do in your Milos vacations is certainly to enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the island. Sarakiniko, Papafrangas, Tsigrado, Firopotamos and Agia Kiriaki are just some of the most famous coasts to visit in Milos vacation. Sarakiniko, in particular, is the most photographed beach of the island and looks like a moonscape, which makes it among the top places to visit during your vacations in Milos.
Another impressive place to go is Kleftiko, an amazing spot on the southwestern side of the island that can be visited by boat from Adamas. Kleftiko is known as the Sea Meteora due to the impressive upside-down rocks that can be seen there.