The famous statue of Aphrodite of Milos (Venus de Milo) was found on the island in the spring of 1820 in a rural area and is now in the Louvre in Paris.
Adamas is one of the largest and best-protected natural harbors in the Mediterranean, and thus Milos has been a port of great strategic importance over the years.
South of the village of Tripiti we can find the early Christian catacombs of Milos, unique in size in Greece and among the most remarkable in the world.
The exceptional natural habitat of Milos hosts endangered species like the Vipera Lebetina snake, the Podareis Milensis lizard and the Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus-Monachus.
Towards the interior of the island we find the mine of Aggerias, the largest bentonite mine in Europe.
According to Greek mythology, the first Greek inhabitant of Milos was Milos the
Second, who gave humanity the shearing of sheep and taught the fabrication of woolen clothes.
The extraction of sulfur in Milos’ Sulfur Mines began in the 19th century and lasted until 1958, when it was abandoned completely.
What the locals call Syrmata (the wires), are small houses carved into the volcanic rocks. Fishermen would pull their boats there in the winter, or during bad weather, to protect them. Klima is a village consisting mainly of Syrmata.
The mining history of the island began at least 13000 years ago, with the mining and trade of obsidian, a volcanic rock that had the property of forming thin blades with sharp spikes, when processed.
The route from Milos to Fragthi is humanity’s oldest recorded open seas voyage.