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Sightseeing in Milos island

Milos is a famous island for the natural beauty and variety. Milos has a lot to offer to visitors.

Plakes

Plakes village is located at the northern part of Milos, 4.5 km from Milos harbor – “Adamantas” and next to the capital of Milos “Plaka”, “Triovassalo” and Tripiti. The nearest beach is located no more than 1100 meters from the village.

  • Beach “Firopotamos” is 1.1 km away,
  • “Plathiena” beach is 1.8km away,
  •  Old Mines “Trahila” are located in 2.1km,
  • Mandrakia” beach is located at 2.1 km and
  • “Sarakiniko” beach in 2.5 km from us.

Beaches, business facilities and commerce are near Plakes, making it perfect to stay.

At village of Plakes, some of the well known traditions of Milos take place.

Adamas

Adamas is the harbor of Milos. Here you can fulfill all your needs.

For your shopping there are plenty of choices.

Try to find “Οψιδιανός” (Opsidianos), you can find unique ethnic gifts from all over the world. Also aboratory of masks “Καλλίστη” (Kallisti).

For Coffee and Food you can try  “Puerto”  , “Φλοίσβος” (floisvos), “Κυνηγός” (kynigos), “Μηλέικο”(Mileiko), “Egoist”, “Ανεζίνα” (Anezina) “Ακταίον” -(Aktaion), “Γιάγκος” (Giagkos), “Κύμα”(Kyma), “Ναυάγιο” (Navagio), we think that these will help you.

For drinks you have choice of small bars but also clubs can fill your night until morning.

Choices like “Ακρη”-(Akri), “Πλώρη”(plwri),  “Vipera Lebetina”, “Aragosta”,”Καρνάγιο” (Κarnagio)can lead you until sunshine.

Plaka

About 4.5 km From Adamantas harbor, at least 500 m (3 min.), from our apartments , Vivere a Plakes, you can find some very good food choices, like “Αρχοντούλα” (Arhontoula), & “Δίπορτο”(Diporto).

Sweets and Ice-creams you can find at  “Παλαιός”(palaios) .

For drinks you can try “Φάτσες”(Fatses), “Εν-πλώ”(En-plo), for traditional Greek “Raki” you can try “Κρι-Κρι”(kri-kri) all these can help you enjoy your staying in Milos Island.

Trypiti

Near Plaka you can find Trypiti village. There are few but very good choices for food like “Γλαρονήσια” (Glaronisia), “Εργίνα”(Ergina), “Μεθυσμένη Πολιτεία” (Methysmeni politeia). Also you can try “Κονάκι”(konaki) and “Ρέμβη”(Remvi) for sweets and drinks.

Catacombs

In the vicinity of the Ancient City, SSW of the village of Tripiti, 150 metres above sea level, on a comparatively steep hillside, are the Catacombs of Milos. This was the meeting place of the early Christians, where they held their religious ceremonies and buried their dead, out of sight of the pagans of that time and their persecutors. They are the largest examples in Greece and among the most remarkable in the world, together with the catacombs in Rome and the Holy Land.

The Catacombs were dug out of volcanic tufa, (a relatively soft rock), and form a magnificent early Christian monument, which indicates that Christianity was established on the island in the 1st century, developing greatly during the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. (Ludwig Ross, 1843). This theory of Ross would seem valid, since Miloan commerce during this period was prospering, both with Rome and the rest of the known world, according to Livy and Pliny.

The catacombs were discovered by illicit antique dealers and became known after they had been pillaged in 1840. There are three chambers linked by five corridors and a dead end passage, making up a labyrinth which is currently 185 metres long. These were all open to but today, only the 2nd chamber, the «presbytery», can be visited by the public.

Inside the catacombs, vaults can be seen in the walls which contain graves, and the floor has been used for this same purpose. The latest number of vaults recorded was 126 (Anna Petroheilou, 1972) and it is estimated that thousands of people were buried here. Each grave was lit by an oil lamp but today, lighting is electrical though discrete, evoking the atmosphere of the past.

On the graves of persons of distinction, Christian symbols and epitaphs can be seen. These were studied by Ross in 1843 and George Sotiriou in 1927, but unfortunately most of them have been destroyed by exposure to the elements.

The «presbytery» or «vicarage», takes its name from the vicar who is buried there. His vault is the 6th on the right in this central chamber and bears an identifying epitaph. In this same area, is a sarcophagus, a tomb made of carved rock, which is believed to be the burial place of one of the first Christian martyrs and which was used by the early Christians, as an altar during their religious services.

The catacombs were used as a secret place of worship until religious freedom was made legal by decree of Mediolanos or possibly until the ancient city of Klima was destroyed by earthquake, during the 5th or 6th century A.D.

Source: « http://www.milos-island.gr/greece/sightseeing/catacombs1.htm »

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Pollonia

This, the second most important tourist resort on the island, is a charming fishing village built around a bay on the N.E coast of the island.

The most striking feature is the sweeping sandy beach. White-washed houses line the coast and opposite the main jetty in an elevated position on a small promontory, is the charming church of Agia Paraskevi, which is clearly visible from all parts of the village.

Nearby the church, tavernas, restaurants and quaint, traditional island coffee shops are ready to serve us. Each morning, boats and caiques put in to the jetty with their catch of fresh fish, octopus, and lobster. This is also the point of embarkation for the 30 minute trip to Kimolos Island.

Following the beach road around to the left, we come to Pelekouda, an attractive newly built district with island style houses and complexes with private rooms and apartments for summer visitors. Here too, towards the end of this peninsular, is the immaculately kept church of Agios Nicholas, the patron saint of seafarers.
Pollwnia is located at 12 km. (13 min .) from Adamantas. There are very good choices for food like Tavern “Καπετάν – Νικόλας” ( Kapetan Nikolas), “Απανεμιά”(Apanemia),Αλμύρα (Armira), Ενάλιον(Enalion), Αρμενάκι (Armenaki).

For your drinks you can try “Ριφάκι” (Rifaki), “Cactus” and “Οψιδιανός” (Opsidianos) with sea view and open until late.

Paliohori

Here at a large seaside you can swim and have choices for food like “Sirocco”, “Αρτέμης” (Artemis) and “Πέλαγος”(Pelagos). A very good choice for your drinks is the “Deep blue”.