Created from lava of a volcano, Milos provides staggering landscape views. For centuries the island was the place in Greece for mining precious obsidian. Try to find a piece of obsidian once you are there.

Explore the long coastline of the island’s capital, the village of Plaka. It is a walking village with plenty of diners. Explore the best example of Milos’ traditional fishermen’s encampments at Klima Rock Dwellings. Wander around the traditional village of Papafragas. 

Hike around interesting rock formations between Papafragas beach and the Hellenistic settlement of Fylakopi. Visit any of the 70 beaches on Milos Island and try the famous local seafood meze.  Feel yourself like on the moon at the Sarakiniko beach amongst greyish-white volcanic rock formations. Jump on a tender to visit the mesmerizing Sykia cave. Meet the majestic sunset on the coast. Sail to the uninhabited Antimilos to see the rare type of donkeys specific to this small island. Touch ancient history in Catacombs of Milos in Trypiti. These are caves carved into volcanic rock, primarily used as storerooms with burial chambers and built during early Christian times. 

Dine with some local seafood at Armenaki in Pollonia. Try the famous dish of lamb and potatoes, kleftiko, seasoned with bay leaves and oregano. The name translates in Greek as “stolen”, meaning that centuries ago stolen goats were immediately cooked for several hours in a hole in the ground sealed with mud. 

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Ruled by Aphrodite, Milos is blessed with love and passion. The island is famous for statues of Aphrodite, Aesculapius, Poseidon and Apollo, now decorating museums around the globe and also at home in Greece.