Village of Milos
Milos has a population of 4500
inhabitants living in 8 villages on the NE part of the
island. Plaka, the islandís capital, Plakes, Tripiti,
Triovasalos, Pera Triovasalos, Pollonia, Zephyria and Adamas,
the islandís port. There are also smaller villages which are
visited during the summer. These are Paliohori, Provatas and
This village was built in 1835 by Cretans who fled to Milos
after a failed attack against the Turks. With its large
natural harbour, Adamas is the islandís tourist centre where
a visitor will find restaurants, cafes, shops and a news
Pollonia is a picturesque fishing
village built around a natural gulf. It is a popular tourist
destination where the visitor will find restaurants and
small cafes. Boats depart daily from Pollonia to the
neighbouring island of Kimolos.
Plaka, the islandís capital is built at a height of 220m
above sea level. It has retained the traditional island
architecture with its narrow streets and a view of Milosí
harbour. From here you can visit the
and the church of
Walk up to the remains of the Kastro built during the 13th
century by the Venetians.
Leaving Plaka, vsitors come across the
traditional village of Tripiti. It is a beautiful village
with a spectacular view of Milosí harbour. This is where the
visitor will see the picturesque wind-mills, the church of
Agios Nikolaos, the
Catacombes and the Ancient Theatre.
Klima is a small fishing village with
few inhabitants. Here visitors will see the Ďsirmataí or
boat-houses. The statues of the Venus de Milo and of
Praxiteli were found in farmland near this village.
These are the first
two villages that visitors come across after Adamas and are
built amphitheatrically on two facing hills. Restaurants and
cafes can be found here as well as many shops. It is worth
visiting the churches of Agios Spiridonas and
Agios Georgios with its famous mosaic.
Zephyria is a small village with 150 inhabitants. In the
past it was the islandís capital and is positioned 5.5 km SE
of Adamas. It is worth visiting the church of
built during the 17th century. It is the oldest
church in Zephyria and the old metropolis of Milos.