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Milos is an island in the sun-soaked Aegean Sea at the south of the Cyclades. Due to its volcanic past offers an insane mix of breathtaking beaches and lunar landscapes. The island has the best beaches in the Aegean, a fascinating history and superb cuisine. It is also called "the Island of Colors" thanks to its splendid, manifold beauties of volcanic origin. An array of picturesque beaches and coves like Sarakiniko and Kleftiko impress with the rock formations and the emerald green waters and can be found in almost all the tourist guides. However, the highlights of Milos do not only include beautiful beaches but also cute and colored fishing villages, early Christian catacombs, the prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi, sea caves and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the Aegean.
Plaka is probably the number #1 spot to watch the sunset in Milos, and it is hardly crowded. Milos is famous as the discovery site of the Aphrodite of Milos, now housed in the Louvre Museum, as well as for the local Bentonite clay that is in all of the beauty treatments. Combined with Sifnos, Milos makes a perfect holiday destination for travelers looking for picturesque landscapes, romance, and a calming vacation, and want to experience the real Greece in all its beauty. Milos was voted the best island in the world for 2021 according to a survey carried out among the millions of Travel Leisure magazine readers and undoubtedly deserved it. This complete travel guide will help you discover one of the most underrated Greek islands, and tick off your bucket list some of the best beaches and places to visit.
Milos is the island where the Venus de Milo, the statue of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite, was discovered in 1820. The statue is now in the Louvre in Paris.
According to mythology the island took its name from its first inhabitant, Milos. Milos, according to legend, was the son of a royal family in Cyprus and the goddess Venus sent him to populate the island after the suicide of his parents.
Facts and numbers about the place. Get a quick view of the number of beaches, sights, footpaths and events.
Wondering what to do and what to see? The team of ALLOVERGREECE put together a list of must-see destinations and top-rated tourist attractions to help you make the most of your travel itinerary, so be sure to refer often to our list of the top tourist attractions.
HOW TO GET AROUND MILOS | Car Rental, Bus. Taxi, Boats, Scooter / ATV
Although there are buses running between the towns, exploring Milos by car, motorbike, or ATV gives you all the freedom to reach remote beaches and gorgeous vantage points on the island. Some beaches have limited parking for cars, so we suggest hiring a scooter or ATV. These will take you to places that normal cars can’t, and there are plenty of them for hire in Milos. We would highly suggest pre-renting your car, motorbike or ATV in advance to guarantee the type and model that you want. Driving around Milos is quite easy. There are a few paved roads that take you through the island and many dirt roads that take you to some of the most amazing beaches. If self-driving or an ATV isn't your thing, you can use the Milos inland bus. Milos has a regular bus service which connects all the main points of the island. The local routes and times can vary by season, so check the bus timetable, if you plan to use the bus as your primary form of transportation. Milos also has a number of taxis, which operate 24/7. If you want to visit some of the most stunning beaches around the island that can only be reached by the sea, there are lots of sailing trips available, ranging from half-day to full day. Finally, like most of the Cyclades, Milos is lovely to hike around especially in spring and autumn.
On coasts and islands of central and southern Greece, where the climate is Mediterranean, winter is mild and quite rainy, while summers are sunny and hot.
On the islands, during winter the wind often blows; precipitation often occurs at night and in the early morning. On the islands, snowfalls are rare, and generally occur only in the northern ones, during the most intense cold spells.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of Greece. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. In summer, in the Aegean Sea the Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, and even if the sky is clear.
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