Adamas also known as Adamantas is the harbor town of Milos Island. It sits right in a big, natural bay and is one of the largest natural harbors in the Mediterranean Sea. Adamas will be your introduction to Milos and an amazing starting point for your adventures on the island. It is a charming little town with certain vibe that draws you in from the minute you arrive. The main strip runs along the water, and has a group of taverns, restaurants and bars wedged in between two beaches. There are plenty of hotels and apartments to stay at as well as two lovely beaches to take a quick swim or stay all-day, enjoying the crystal-clear water of the Aegean Sea. The small beach of Lagada lies next to the port while the beach of Papikinou to the south. Apart from taverns and cafes, Adamas has everything a visitor could possibly need. There are a few supermarkets, souvenir shops, rental car companies, travel agencies and laundry services. Public buses connect Adamas with other villages on the island and its port is the starting point for various organized sailing trips around the island.
Adamas was founded in 1835 by refugees from Sfakia who came from Crete after the failure of their rebellion against the Turks. The town although relatively new, does have some interesting places to visit, such as the 600-year-old church of the Holy Trinity and a few worth visiting museums. The Milos Mining Museum offers a great introduction to the island’s long mining history. The Ecclesiastical Museum is located inside the church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) and is home to a rich collection of ecclesiastical items. Finally, the Maritime Museum, introduce you to the island’s long maritime history. Adamas constitutes the largest tourist center of Milos and is an excellent place to stay.