Milos is the most south-westerly island of the Cyclades, is of volcanic origin, has an area of 151 km2 and about 5000 inhabitants.

The island is still free from organized mass tourism (no high-rise buildings), but it is popular with Greek holiday makers. You reach Milos in small airplanes from Athens (1/2 h), by ferry (5-7 h, several departures a day in summer) or by catamaran (3 1/2 h).

Venus de Milo

The island, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times, has experienced many changes in the course of its history. Traces of its past can still be seen (ruins from pre-Christian times, catacombs, a Roman amphitheatre, and the famous Venus de Milo was found here!).

Average temperatures in Milos (°C)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Air 11 11 12 18 21 24 28 28 25 20 16 13
Water 15 15 15 17 19 22 24 23 23 20 18 16


Milos: beach at Agios Konstantinos
Milos: beach at Agios Konstantinos
Milos beach: Plathiena
Milos beach: Plathiena

Milos' wealth is due to its mineral resources, which are still mined today. Its unique geological diversity is visible in the variety of its seventy or more beaches, not all of which are easily accessible however.

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