Attractions to Visit in Milos, Greece
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One thing that attracts people to Greece is the potential to take in some of the country’s stunning beauty, see some of the sites, and visit some amazing beaches. Milos, Greece is a beautiful island that has so much to offer visitors! It is definitely a great place to enjoy the best that Greece has to offer. Here are some of the attractions you can visit when in Milos.
Caves of Kleftiko
The Caves of Kleftiko is a complex of volcanic rocks that were formed from the wind and sea. The Caves of Kleftiko is located on the southwest side of the island of Milos. Legend says that these caves were a hideaway for pirates who also hid their treasure there. Although searched for, no treasure has ever been found. You can visit the Caves of Kleftiko by boat tour. The caves can only be reached by sea. People enjoy jumping from the boat to swim in the crystal waters. The impressive rocks rise from the sea and form these impressive and rare caves. The rocks are smooth and white and feature tall arches and underwater caves.
Castle of Milos
Located on the hill of Prophet Elias, in the settlement of Plaka, is the Castle of Milos. The castle was built by the Venetians in the 13th century as a way to establish their presence. After the construction of the Castle of Milos was complete, the Venetians created the small village called Chora. They put some of the villagers in charge of production and taxes. The Venetians grew cotton, barley, wheat, fruits, and raised goats and sheep. They even dig mines at the hills and mountains nearby. The Castle of Milos protected the area from pirate invasions and could control the movement of ships throughout the Bay of Adamandas. You can see the castle, which is divided into two parts, from the harbor nearby. You will be impressed by what is left of the Castle of Milos after the test of time.
Archaeological Museum of Milos
The Archaeological Museum of Milos is located in the village of Plaka. The museum features a collection of coins, inscriptions, and sculptures that showcases that history of the island of Milos. The museum is housed in a neoclassical building that was designed by Ernst Ziller. A few of the permanent exhibitions at the Archaeological Museum of Milos include the Prehistoric Collection, the Obsidian Collection, the Inscriptions Collection, and the Sculptures Collection. Other important exhibits include a group of early Cycladic marble figurines, a Melian amphora of the Archaic period, a headless female marble statue found at the Ancient Theatre, and a clay statuette known as the “Lady of Phylakope.”
Church of Agia Triada
The Church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) is located near the port at the center of Adamas. This church is one of the most historical churches on the island of Milos and thought to be one of its oldest. The church has existed for more than 1,000 years. The Church of Agia Triada in Milos is a small whitewashed church with a rare architectural style of arches, no tiles, and a triple-naved basilica. Inside the church there is an ecclesiastical museum that exhibits several holy icons. There are also rare jewels, mosaics, and the oldest exhibit, which is a 14th century holy icon.
Be sure to visit these attractions when in Milos, Greece. As you can see, it is a gorgeous island with a lot to do!
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