Milos Adamas

General information

Adamas Village in Milos is the island's main port, as well as one of its largest settlements, with over 1300 permanent inhabitants. It is located on the northeast side of Milos Bay and lies 5 km away from Plaka, which is the capital town. It showcases the traditional Cycladic architecture with whitewashed houses reflecting on the shimmering waters of the Aegean Sea.

The village was founded in 1835 by refugees from Crete, who arrived after a failed rebellion against the Ottomans. The town was constructed on top of the remnants of an ancient settlement that collapsed hundreds of years ago. Ruins of these buildings can still be seen on the beach, proof that the island was inhabited for thousands of years. From these times on, Adamas started growing and became an important cultural and commercial center, thanks to its large and safe natural harbor, as well as its strategic position in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Strolling around the stone-paved alleys of Adamas, visitors will come across many shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars worth stopping by. The area is also known for its intense nightlife, while various accommodation options are available. Many services, such as banks, doctors' offices, and a post office have their base in the village, so guests will find everything they might need during vacation. Even simply strolling around the cobblestone alleyways and the traditional Cycladic buildings is a delightful experience.

Hotels in Adamas

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Santa Maria Village

Hotel4 stars

Santa Maria Village Resort and Spa is a beautiful 4-star hotel located in the charming village of Adamas, just within a short walk from the beach. It offers a spacious garden and patio with a pool, a poolside bar, a Jacuzzi, and a breakfast room. The elegant rooms are cozy and include all ...


Milos Resort

Hotel3 stars

Offering panoramic views of the sea from each room and being conveniently located in the area of Adamas, near the port, Milos Resort has the perfect atmosphere for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Cycladic landscape. You will find a beach about 150 meters away from the hotel.


Cave Suites


Situated not far from the famous beach of Sarakiniko, Cave Suites offer luxury and breathtaking sea views in a peaceful location. Each suite is stylish and fully equipped, with a private swimming pool and a furnished sun terrace from where you can gaze at the Aegean.


Things to See & Do in Adamas

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Top Activities & Tours in Adamas

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  • Geological tour

    Category: Day Trips, Island

    Discover the incredible geology of Milos Island on a 3-hour morning tour. Witness the volcanic region, admire incredible landscapes, and take a swim in crystal waters.

    3 hours Map
    from € 77.00
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  • Around Milos tour by boat

    Category: Day Trips, Boat Tours

    This fantastic boat tour around Milos goes to places inaccessible by other means than by boat, including the gorgeous beach of Gerakas, the Sea Caves of Kleftiko and other volcanic islands with crystalline waters.

    9.5 hours Map
    from € 200.00
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  • Boat trip to Kleftiko Pirate Sea Caves

    Category: Day Trips, Island, Boat Tours

    This is the most important tour in Milos. No visit to the island is complete without a boat tour to the magnificent sea region of Kleftiko, the pirate hideout in the Medieval times and a great complex of sea caves.

    9.5 hours Map
    from € 120.00
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More info about Adamas

Although this is the island's main port, it has been designed in such a way that there is no pollution. Lagada and Papikinou beaches are both within walking distance from the town, the latter being awarded a blue flag for cleanliness and safety. They present crystal-clear waters and a combination of golden sand and pebbles, while parts of them are also organized, with umbrellas and sunbeds.

Visiting the Mineralogical Museum to find out more about interesting aspects of the local geology is highly recommended. As the island was formed due to volcanic activity, the minerals and materials present create a unique landscape. Additionally, the Nautical Museum houses artifacts related to maritime activities that date as far back as the prehistoric period.

Other fascinating sights include the 600-year-old church of the Holy Trinity, which also houses the ecclesiastical museum, the historic Conference Center, and the French cemetery that was used during the Crimean War and is still commemorated by the French navy.

Furthermore, boat trips and cruises starting from the port will take participants to secluded beaches and other interesting places, all around the island, including the caves of Kleftiko, an old pirate lair.


2 Reviews
  • ablutsauger 07 Nov 2015
    Adamas is Milos port and a place you won't miss even if you want.
    It is just an average port and you won't get Naxos port or old town there. Just a regular, average spot which nevertheless has everything you need- you go there to shop, eat or appoint your boat tour.
    The only "problem" is (I said the same for Plaka) that it is small. If you went for a walk in Adamas, you'll pass it in 15 minutes unless you decide to continue outside the centre and walk along the road leading to other places.
  • ablutsauger 05 Nov 2015
    Caves everywhere
    Caves, caves everywhere :)
    Sea caves are one of the characteristics and most beautiful things on Milos.
    Everywhere you go - by boat, to remote beaches, inaccessible by car, normal beaches... you'll find caves.
    I can't recommend it enough - boat tour around the island! Some may find it expensive, but this is experience to remember! Kleftiko, for example. If you don't go to Kleftiko, don't go to Milos at all. You'll find yourself crying at Kleftiko, believe me. Those colours, that calmness, sea life... you'll feel like in paradise.
    Then Sykia cave... Cave beach! Indescribable!
    Papafragas, Kapros, Glaronissia and many more. Swim, play and enjoy!