Some interesting facts about Milos

Milos is a very interesting and attractive destination situated within the Greek archipelago of the Cyclades. This island counts with a territory of about 150 km2 and offers some different areas with varied geographical characteristics such as rocky spots, beaches, and isthmus, among others.

The rock and stone formations are another interesting characteristic offered by Milos. Tourists who visit this destination could find, for example, a mass of trachyte called Antimelos, Antimilos, or Erimomilos. This mass of trachyte is situated towards the north east area of the island and is characterized by being located in an inhabited area.

Milos is famous by its natural resources, among which we can name, per example, pozzolan, kaolin, perlite, bentonite and trachyte. Besides this, Milos produces cotton, wine and olives, and therefore it exports a wide variety of products to the entire world, being all this a great source of income to the island.

The harbor of Milos is situated within the town of Adamas. Near this town, visitors can also meet other important spots such as Klima and Tripiti. The town of Klima counts with a Roman theatre and other interesting antique constructions which visitors should not miss during their visit to the island. There also are some other towns tourists should not miss while being in Milos, such as for example, Pera Trovasalos, Pollonia, Triovasalos, and Zefyria.

During what is known as the Aegean period, Milos was an important and very popular spot due to its strategic location between Crete and Greece. Throughout its history, this island has been occupied by a variety of different settlements, such as Athenians, Jewish, and Phoenicians, among others.

Milos is also strongly related to arts due to the fact that several important art work pieces have been discovered in this island. Some of the art work pieces founded in this island can be seen, nowadays at some of the finest museums of the world. Some examples of these fine museums with art work pieces original from Milos are, for example, the Asclepius in the British Museum, the Venus de Milo in the Louvre, and the Poseidon in Athens.

Map of Milos in Greece