Milos island towns


The island of Milos has seven towns: Adamas, Triovassalos, Pera Triovassalos, Tripiti, Plakes, Plaka, Zefiria and Pollonia. We describe the major ones. However also Tripiti, Triovassalos, and small villages like Mandrakia and Klima are a "must" to visit.:

Adamas. Its name might come from "diamond". It is situated on the gulf and all ferryboats arrive to its secure harbour. Adamas is the "downtown" place of the island of Milos, because it is pivotal to all directions, it has cafes and restaurants right on the gulf, shops and markets, discos, and the majority of other services.
Most boat excursions depart from Adamas. Visit the churches of Agia Triada and Agios Halarambos.

Plaka. Built on the hill at the entrance of the gulf, Plaka is the most characteristic town on the Island with narrow roads, houses of Cycladic style, and a few shops and restaurants. Visit the Kastro, from which you have a wonderful view of the North/West part of the island and unforgettable sunsets. The Folk Museum and The Archaeological Museum are in Plaka and we suggest their visit. Near Plaka you have the Catacombs and the Theatre, with unexpected interesting marble remains.

Pollonia.In front of the Island of Kimolos, North/East of Adamas (10 km.) Pollonia is a small fisherman town built around a pretty, restful round beach of fine sand, closed by a peer with restaurants. Pollonia is now very fashionable, close to all beaches on the north side and to the nearby islands: Kimolos, Ag. Ghiorgos, Poliegos, and of course, Glaronissia, the impressive small islands coming up from the sea with hexagon shaped stones.Boat excursions depart from Pollonia.

Klima, Mandrakia, Fourkovouni, Fyropotamos - Small fishing villages, with traditional shelters for the boats (sirmata) are worth a visit for their characteristics.