The island of Milos has seven main villages or towns: Adamas, Triovassalos, Tripiti, Plakes, Plaka, Zefiria and Pollonia. At short distance one from another.
We describe the major ones. However also Tripiti, with its ancient theatre, Triovassalos, with its typical Greek lively atmosphere, and small villages like Mandrakia and Klima are a “must see”. You will never tire out moving around Milos, anyway, and places are all at “human” distances.
Its name might come from "diamond". Adamas is right in the gulf and all ferryboats arrive to its secure harbor. Adamas is the summer "downtown" place of the island of Milos, pivotal to all directions, where the port is and cafes and restaurants are right on the gulf. Adamas has shops and markets, discos, ATM’s and the majority of other services. Most boat/land excursions depart from Adamas. Actually, in high season it traffic is a bit chaotic. Visit the churches of Agia Triada and Agios Halarambos.
Built on the hill at the entrance of the gulf, Plaka is the most characteristic town on the Island with narrow roads. Nearby are the Cityhall and the police station. Plaka is small and from here, you have a wonderful view of the North/West part of the island and unforgettable sunsets. Several small boutique shops, restaurants, and live music. Visit the Kastro, the Folk Museum and The Archaeological Museum. Near Plaka, in Tripitì you have the Catacombs and the ancient Theatre, with unexpected interesting marble remains.
North/West of Milos, in front of the Island of Kimolos, 10 km from Adamas or Plaka, Pollonia is a small fisherman village built around a pretty, restful tree-lined beach of fine sand, closed by a peer with many restaurants. Pollonia today is 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 island coming up from the sea with hexagon shaped stones. In addition, boat excursions depart from here.
Klima, Mandrakia, Fourkovouni, Fyropotamos
Small fishing villages, with traditional shelters for boats (sirmata), are colorful small places worth a visit for their characteristics. Many “sirmata” have been adapted to summer small dwellings for vacations