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Guide to Milos

The volcanic ‘island of colours’ is captivating, unique and historic

Known as the ‘island of colours’, Milos sits proudly in the southwest of the Cyclades, setting itself apart with its lunar-like colourful rock formations and picture perfect villages. It boasts more than 75 beaches – more than any other island in the region – and remains one of the most important historical remnants of ancient Greece.

As is the diversity of this circle of islands, centred by the popular superyacht spots of Mykonos, Santorini and Ios in the blue of the Aegean Sea, Milos was created from volcanic lava. A primary source for rare minerals, the island’s economy largely rests on mining which has contributed to a healthy offering of great restaurants and bars. Today is frequented by visitors from around the world, but with so many beaches, coves and villages to choose from along its spectacular coast you’re sure to find a private sport of tranquility.

The island is famous in Greece as an important historical settlement and was once home to the famous statue of Venus of Milo (Aphrodite), the ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty. The statue now finds its place in history protected within Paris’ renowned Louvre Museum, but there are still monuments such as the beautiful Venetian Castle of Milos and the ancient Catacombs of Milos near the village of Tripiti. There are also many churches scattered between the villages here as well as some museums to explore during time ashore from your superyacht, including the Naval Museum which showcases the island’s long maritime history.

Milos is also well known for its captivating and unique scenic beauty. The Caves of Kleftiko are amongst the most impressive sights to see, with their collection of wind-blown volcanic rocks dotted with smooth striking white arches popping out of the azure waters. The multitude of fishing villages are also a delight to behold - each embellished with blue trimmed terraces and flower-bedded courtyards - with Andamandas and Kilma being must-sees when visiting here.

If you’re looking for something a bit different to do during a yacht charter itinerary in Greece then a number of festivals take place on Milos during the summer. These include the Festival of Milos which hosts cultural, artistic and traditional events. It begins annually on the first weekend of July and continues for a couple of months - a great way to experience the Mediterranean way of life.

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Reasons to Visit

Beautiful volcanic rock formations
Important site for ancient Greek history
More than 75 gorgeous beaches
Colourful fishing villages
Lively summer festivals

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