Milos, with its unique horseshoe shape, is the fifth largest island in the Cyclades complex. It is situated in the southwestern side, approximately half way between Piraeus and Crete. Milos has a surface area of 151 square kilometers and the coastline is 125km. long. There are more than seventy five beaches with crystal clear waters to choose from, so do not miss the opportunity.
Milos is one of the safest ports for the anchorage of both boats and ships with its beautiful gulf probably being the largest in the Mediterranean.
In general, Milos is a low island with its highest peak being that of Profitis Ilias, (751m. high). In order to get here you can either fly or take the ferry boat from Piraeus. During the summer, there are also ferry boats from Milos, Ios, Sikinos, Crete and many other islands.
What makes the island special is not just the marine caves and sandy beaches. Most of all is the fact that Milos is an almost entirely volcanic land. Today, there is still strong the evidence that Milos lies on the southern Aegean volcanic arc, even though the old volcanoes have been extinct. The first volcano is situated at Firiplaka and has an impressive crater with a diameter of 1700m, while the second one is at Trachylas and today remains just a small part of it. Its chalky white, terracotta, ochre and black rocks can only be found here. In other words, Milos consists one of the most significant open air geological museums! There are also a number of hot springs, some of which are spas.
The fishing villages are built according to the traditional Cycladic architecture with narrow alleys and white washed houses. Kastro, the main town of Milos, is situated on top of a hill with a picturesque view. Here, the visitor can find numerous hotels, cafeterias, tavernas and commercial shops.