Carretera de Celango s/n. Helgueras. 33559 - Cangas de Onís (Asturias)


Information about our beautiful island

Welcome to Milos.

Milos or Melos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete. Milos is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group. The Venus de Milo and the Asclepius of Milos were both found on the island, as were a Poseidon and an archaic Apollo now in Athens.


The first Dorian settlement on Melos was established no earlier than the 1st millennium BC. Dorians are the ethnic group to which the Spartans belonged, but the Dorian settlers of Melos made themselves independent. They eventually established a city whose site lies on the eastern shore of the bay, just south-west of the present-day community of Trypiti.

From the 6th century BC up to the siege of 416 BC, Melos issued its own coinage, struck according to the Milesian weight standard: the base coin was the stater which weighed just over 14 grams. Melos was the only island in the Aegean Sea to use this standard. Most coins bore the image of an apple, which is a pun because the ancient Greek word for “apple” (mêlon) sounded similar to the name of the island. The coins also often bore the name of its people: ΜΑΛΙΟΝ (Malion) or some abbreviation thereof.


Beaches in Milos Greece stand out for their unique natural beauty and gorgeous water. The magnificent colors and the interesting rock formations of Milos beaches provide great places to spend a day at the sea. The most famous beach is Sarakiniko beach, a moonscape place with abrupt white rocks, an it is considered among the most impressive beaches in Greece.


Interesting sightseeing in Milos is the Christian Catacombs and the Sea Caves of Kleftiko that are accessible only with excursion boat from Adamas or Pollonia.

Christian Catacombs

The Catacombs of Milos, in Milos Island, dating from the 1st – 5th century, are among the three most important of the 74 discovered worldwide, together with the catacombs of Rome and the Holy Land. It is possible that the Catacombs of Milos are older than the ones of Rome.

Sea Caves

Most of the caves that tourists are interested in can be found on the coasts of Milos. The caves are called Papafrangas, Sykia, and Kleftiko. You can find Papafrangos in the north, Sykia in the west and Kleftiko in the south. You can go to Papafrangos from the main road.