Discover Milos (Greek Island) — Unique Βeauty & Βeaches

The goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure is waiting for you.

Sotiris Savvas
4 min readApr 5, 2019
Photo by Nemanja .O. on Unsplash

It‘s that time of the year. The sun is up there, April fools are over, and Greeks are planning their summer vacations. Which is the best beach to choose? Should we explore more islands?

A constant headache in our minds. With so many islands and beaches, it is practically impossible to be aware of all of them. That’s why I am writing this.

Everyone should discover this treasure!

The island of Milos, located north of Crete in the Aegean sea, is one of the most famous ones in the Cycladic complex. It became famous due to the statue “Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo)” and its stunning beauty. The origin of its name is a story that will take you back to the 8th century BC and the epic ancient Greek story of “Odyssey”, one of the oldest works of western literature in existence. You can research and read the story by yourself.

Now, let’s focus on Milos

This island is a miracle! I am ready to convince you to travel there at least once in your life. Moreover, I will tell you about the best beaches to visit and why to book a day-cruise! Let’s go!

Unique Beauty

Due to volcanic activity in ancient times, Milos now has impressive and unique rocky coastlines. Beaches and landscapes are truly special, making it a desirable destination for tourists around the world.

Besides the landscapes, Milos can gracefully thank volcanoes for their mineral-rich rocks and subsoil. They are the reason why mining became a large industry on the island. Just look at this image above!

Don’t miss the picturesque fishing villages with the well-known syrmata or boat garages which balance on the edge of volcanic rocks. You will find them in the traditional fishing village “Klima”.

These lovely settlements are truly a sight to see.

Photo by Daniele D’Andreti on Unsplash

Interesting Fact — “Venus de Milo”

The statue “Aphrodite of Milos, (Venus de Milo)” was found on the island in 1820.

Believed to have been created between 100–130 BC, it was first discovered by a poor farmer who didn’t understand the significance of the marble sculpture and kept it on his farm. Eventually, a French naval officer recognized its historical importance and arranged its purchase by the French government.

It is now located at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The museum has given a replica to Milos as a gift. But, no need for worries.

Aphrodite is not just a beautiful statue. We are talking about the goddess of love, beauty and pleasure! She is still on the island preserving the beautiful scenery and the feeling of love in the atmosphere.

Milos Best Beaches

Believe me, you will be captivated by the beauty that is waiting to be explored there. Remember these names!

  • Sarakiniko
  • Kleftiko
  • Firiplaka
  • Gerontas
  • Paleochori
  • Tsigrado

MILOS TIP: Day-cruises!

You should seriously take into consideration booking a day-cruise on a boat while on an island. The privilege to peacefully enjoy every treasure around by going with the wind is priceless. Allow the captain to offer you Greek Tsikoudia and you will get to discover majestic small beaches and islands dressed in a beauty that far exceeds your imagination.

Time to feel sincerely free!

Don’t hold back! Walk between the whitewashed houses through the narrow streets of Plaka to enjoy the capital of Milos. When you reach the top of the hill, take a breath and witness the magical sunset from the panoramic view that “Castro” offers. Beautiful colors will be in your sight. It is a moment to feel thankful for being alive.

Remember!

There is a rumor with a warning! When couples visit Milos, they tend to break up in the future.

Why?

Because they fall in love with the island itself! 😉

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Kind Regards,

— Sotiris

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Sotiris Savvas

Meditation, Wisdom, Zen, Ancient Greece, and Peace. ///// New Creations are coming. You can meet me as a Content Creator / Facilitator / Writer / Marketer.