The tourist has many opportunities to appreciate the characteristics of Milos, other than its beaches and culinary experience. We briefly list hereunder of the basic travel information.
Arrivals and Departures
Milos by plane : Milos has an airport with normally at two or three daily flights from Athens and one from Thessaloniki. The Airport is at 4 km. from Adamas (see Flights).
Milos by ferry : during the summer, there are on the average three ships a day from and to Piraeus, Crete and the other Cycladic islands (see Ferries). There are High Speed lines and Jet-lines (4 hours from Piraeus).
Phone numbers : Milos > +30+22870+no. - Athens > +30+210+no.
Milos island bus lines
Their frequencies are variable depending on the line. Look for schedules at the relative stops. Bus lines are the following:
- Adamas - Parasporos - Mytakas - Pachaina - Papafragas - Fylakopi - Pollonia
- Adamas - Zefiria - Paliohori
- Adamas - Airport - Achivadolimni - Provatas
- Adamas - Sarakiniko
- Adamas - Triovasalos – Plaka – Katakomves – Trypiti
- Adamas - Tsigrado - Fyriplaka
Milos island summer festivals
In Greece, name days are celebrated more than birthdays. Go to the various feasts, “panigiri”, which take place at the Saint's Church the evening preceding the name day. Normally, in July Milos organizes a festival with various cultural events, including music. The inhabitants have local group giving birth to concerts, theatrical plays of great interest, throughout the year. Watch for the various ads posted in the shops and, yes, on the electricity poles.
The millennial history of Milos runs around its minerals and their exploitation. It was and it is the island’s wealth, a large part of the local economy. Recent and old mines are interesting to see, as well as the Mineral Museum. In addition, tourist offices organize visits to the mines.
We stress the importance of booking your transportation means in advance (see page Rentals).
The Tourist Information Office is in front of the port. There are five gas stations, three drugstores, various ATM’s.
Milos island Museums
Archeological museum of Milos
|8:00-15:00 daily (except Mondays)|
T. +30 22870 21620, Plaka
Ecclesiastical museum of Milos
|Daily 9:15-13:15 & 18:15-22:15|
T. +30 22870 23956, Adamas
Milos Folk and Historic museum
|Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-14:00 / 18:30-21:30,Sunday 10:00-14:00|
T. +30 22870 21292,Plaka
Milos Mining museum
|01/05-30/09 09:00-14:00 / 17:00-22:00 daily|
01/10-30/04 08:30-14:30 (except Sundays/Mondays)
T.+30 22870 22481, Adamas
|Tuesday to Saturday 08:30-18:30|
Sunday 08:30-15:00 Monday CLOSED
T.+30 22870 21625, Tripiti
Milos island useful numbers
|OlympicAir - Athens||+30 210 35 50 500||Port Authority - Milos||+30 22870 23360|
|Airport - Milos||+30 22870 22381||Med Center||+30 22870 22700/1/2|
|Tourist Information Office||+30 22870 22445||Taxi - Adamas||+30 22870 22219|
|Police||+30 22870 21378-21204||Taxi - Triovasalos||+30 22870 21306|
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