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Milos Island Travel Guide: 194 reviews and 605 photos

Where time has not gone

Milos was a sweet surprise for us. This cycladic island close to Sifnos, another luminous island, is a very peaceful place and stay away from the classic tourist circuit of the greek islands.
So, the touristic profile of Milos is typically greek, I mean, it is a place where the greek families rests in summer. Of course there are foreigners, but we are the minority.

Deserved fame

Milos become famous in 1820, when the Venus de Milos statue was discovered in there. The right name of this greek godess is Aphrodite, Venus is the name of the roman godess. But you know, the latin marketing won this little battle, I means, this fantastic sculpture is known around the whole world like Venus de Milo. Must be Aphrodite de Milos. Well, I think. No?
You can admire this masterpiece in Paris at the Louvre Museum.
The statue was carved by a sculptor of Antioch on the Maeander River in about 150 BC

Peaceful and dramatic

The island was shaped by three volcanoes, and the presence of big mountains of splendent pumice tell us about a violent geological story.
The contrast between this white stone and the different blue tones of the sea are simply wonderful.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Peaceful, sweet, not expensive, wonderful landscapes, great people
  • Cons:Most of the people speak only greek
  • In a nutshell:The ancient greek spirit wanders in the air like the owner of things and souls.
  • Last visit to Milos Island: Jun 1999
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2005
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2008 at 9:30 AM

    What a lovely page. Seems like you fell in love with the island.

  • kat-m's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    Milos looks lovely nice tips

  • mkvalya's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2007 at 7:11 AM

    this wonderful place ia called MEDOUSA ;-)

  • AndyRG's Profile Photo
    Sep 15, 2005 at 4:15 AM

    You have to come again here...

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2005 at 7:19 PM

    An excellent page with a superb sunset picture ! You are right, one should speak of the Aphrodite of Milos ! I had never paid attention to that point !

  • sinequanon's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 10:36 PM

    it would have been great to meet there 5 years ago. but having met here feels as good! :-)

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 6:00 AM

    sea hedgehogs?! :-) lovely pics, and tips.

  • Irine_29's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2004 at 7:47 AM

    our Milos sites r very similar! we seem to have perceived the place the same way! i love the photos of your woman. she is gorgeous and...lucky ;-) xeraitismous apo Athina !

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 7:56 PM

    Sin duda un estupendo sitio para unas tranquilas vacaciones,tienes unas fotos geniales!!!!!

  • fassolia's Profile Photo
    Jun 11, 2004 at 8:14 AM

    I can see you are a Greece fan!

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