Milos island
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Milos island, Cyclades, Greece

Milos, one of the most beautiful Islands of Cyclades is located in the southwestern part of the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea.

Located at a distance of 86 nautical miles from Piraeus, Milos covers an area of 158.4 square kilometers. With a coastline stretching 139.06 km, the island boasts diverse landscapes, including prominent peaks like Profitis Illias, towering at 751 meters. The approximate population of Milos is around 5,000 residents, distributed across eight charming villages: Plaka, Plakes, Triovasalos, Pera Triovasalos, Trypiti, Polonia, Zefyria, and Adamantas.

For transportation, Milos is well-connected by ports, linking the island to Piraeus, Sifnos, Serifos, Kimolos, Santorini, Ios, Folegandros, Syros, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Rhodes, Kasos, and Karpathos, as of 2006.

By air, Milos is also accessible, with a flight duration of approximately 25 minutes between Athens and Milos.

Sightseeing in Milos island

Milos is famous for its beauty and variety, making it a captivating destination with lots to offer visitors.


Situated 4.5 km from Milos harbor – “Adamantas” and neighboring the island’s capital, “Plaka,” “Triovassalo,” and Tripiti, Plakes village is a serene escape in northern Milos. The nearest beach is a mere 1100 meters away.

Explore nearby attractions:

  • “Firopotamos” beach: 1.1 km
  • “Plathiena” beach: 1.8 km
  • “Old Mines Trahila”: 2.1 km
  • “Mandrakia” beach: 2.1 km
  • “Sarakiniko” beach: 2.5 km

With beaches, business facilities, and commerce in close proximity, Plakes is an ideal place to stay. Immerse yourself in the well-known traditions of Milos that unfold in the charming village of Plakes.


Adamas stands as Milos’ vibrant harbor, where all your needs can be met with a multitude of offerings.

Explore numerous shopping options that cater to a variety of tastes and preferences.

Whether you seek the coziness of small bars or the energetic ambiance of clubs, Adamas provides a diverse selection to ensure your night is filled with excitement until the break of dawn.


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, sweets and Ice-creams, drinks and traditional Greek “Raki”.


Just a short distance from Plaka, you’ll discover the charming village of Trypiti. In Trypiti, there are a few but excellent options for food, as well as delightful choices for sweets and drinks.


The Catacombs of Milos are an ancient underground Christian cemetery located on the island of Milos, dating to the 1st-5th century AD.

The catacombs are found near the modern settlement of Trypiti, next to the site of the agora of the ancient city of Melos and 200 m to the east of the ancient theatre. The name Trypiti derives from the fact that the surrounding area is full of caves cut into the porous volcanic rock, which are still used by the inhabitants as storerooms and stables. In ancient times, these caves were used as family burial chambers. The galleries are of differing widths, ranging from 1 to 5 metres in width and from 1.6 to 2.5 metres in height. In addition to the tombs cut into the walls, there are also many graves cut into the ground and covered with unworked stones of irregular sizes.


Pollonia is the island’s second most important tourist resort, nestled on the charming N.E coast. This picturesque fishing village embraces a bay with a remarkable sweeping sandy beach, bordered by white-washed houses that create a postcard-perfect scene.

An elevated position on a small promontory reveals the delightful church of Agia Paraskevi, providing a captivating focal point. Tavernas, restaurants, and traditional island coffee shops are nestled near the church, offering a taste of local flavors. Witness the daily arrival of boats and caiques at the jetty, bringing fresh catches of fish, octopus, and lobster.

Take a stroll along the beach road to Pelekouda, an appealing newly built district with island-style houses and accommodations for summer visitors. At the peninsula’s end lies the well-maintained church of Agios Nicholas, honoring the patron saint of seafarers.

Pollonia, just 12 km (13 min) from Adamantas, is a great destination for excellent dining and refreshing beverages, making it an ideal destination for your island getaway.


Paliohori offers a spacious seaside environment where you can enjoy a refreshing swim along with a variety of enticing options for nice food and beverages.


Planning your Holidays in Milos?
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Plakes – Milos 84800
Cyclades, Greece

T. +30 22870 23 083
T. +30 22870 23 053
M. +30 695 65 19 114
Manager: Aris Delivassiliou