Milos Villages

Klima

Klima is one of the most picturesque fishing village of Milos with a peaceful atmosphere. The scenic beauty of Klima is created by its "syrmatas", the fishermen houses. At the ground floor they have their boat garage with easy access to the sea and at the top floor they have their residence. The white "syrmata" illuminates with their bright colored wooden doors. There are no tourist facilities here.

Firopotamos

Firopotamos is a charming fishing village with a peaceful atmosphere located in a small bay. The architecture of the village resembles a lot to Klima with the "syrmata", the fishermen houses built around the small port. The fishing boats at the port gives the village a carachteristic look. A small church stands on a hill above Firopotamos. In the bay there is also a lovely beach. The crystalclear water and the rock formations create great possibilities for snorkling. At the beach you can find shadow under the trees.

Mantrakia

Mandrakia is a small fishing village. The architecture of the village resembles a lot to Klima with the "syrmata", the fishermen houses built around the small port. A small church stands on a hill above Mandrakia. If you turn left before the village you reach the small beach in the area.

Plaka

Plaka is the capital of Milos, and was founded in 1800. The village is located at an altitude of 200 meters above sealevel at the foot of Kastro, spread around the slopes of the hill, uniting the villages of Plakes, Triovassalos, Pera Triovassalos and Tripiti. The village has a traditional Cycladic architecture. The houses are white with colored doors, windows and balconies. The streets are narrow and blooming. From Plaka you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Gulf of Milos.

Pollonia

Pollonia is a charming fishing village located in the northeastern part of Milos. The village is built around the small bay with the small port in the center. During summer there are many visitors in Pollonia because of the hotels, beach and tavernas. Pollonia beach is a long, sandy beach with clear water and shadow provided by the trees. It would still be advisable to carry your own umbrellas though, in case the beach is busy. The scenery of the village is colorful with the white houses built around the coastline and the small fishing boats moored at the port. The center of the village is the small promenade close to the port. Here you find tavernas with great food, especially the fresh fish dishes. From Pollonia there are boatconnections with Kimolos island and Glaronissia (the Seagull Islands) island.

Adamas

Adamas is the largest village of Milos with the main port of the island. The village was founded in 1835 by refugees from Sfakia who came from Crete after their failure of a rebellion against the turks. Afterwards Adamas became increasingly important historically because of its large port and great position in the Mediterranean. The main village is located on a hill opposite the main port but today the village has expanded along the coastline. Adamas has a lively atmosphere and is today the tourist and social center of the island providing everything visitors need. The beach has a beautiful view of the port and the beautiful village of Adamas. There are three other beaches around Adamas village: Lagada, Francomnimata and Papikinou.

Fourkovouni

Steep hills surround the traditional fishing village, Fourkovouni on the northern part of Milos. Its architecture resembles a lot to the architecture of Klima, Firopotamos and Mandrakia with the "syrmata", the fishermen houses built around the small port. There are small coves ideal for swimming and snorkling in the area. There are no tourist facilities here.

Tripiti

Tripiti is a small village united with Plaka village in south. The area is rich of history, particularly from the Classical and Hellenistic periods. Picturesque white windmills stand on the highest point of the village. They were abandoned when diesel motors proved to be more efficient in milling grains. Today some of them have been transformed into elegant rooms for rent.

Zefyria

"Zefyria village was the first capital of Milos and was built by the Venetians. The village is located at a fertile plain filled with olive trees. It was a rich and large town until the inhabitants abandoned it after strong earthquakes and epidemics early 1800s. Today only a few houses remain as well as the old Cathedral of Virgin Maria Portiani built in the 17th century. The residents are mainly engaged in agriculture. "
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