Milos, one of the thousands of Greek islands, is to be found in the SW Cyclades, a large island group in the Aegean Sea. It is 86 nautical miles from Piraeus and approximately half way between Piraeus and Crete. Its surface area is 151 square kilometres and its varied coastline is 125 kilometres long. Adamas is the main port of Milos and also a seaside village of white houses shimmering on the blue waters of the Aegean. View more
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Discover the unique geological past and ancient landmarks of Milos during this scenic and memorable sightseeing excursion.
Depart the pier for the brief drive to the spectacular moonscape of Sarakiniko. This uniquely impressive effect was created by a volcanic formation highlighted by a multitude of fossils and small caves. The absence of any vegetation combined with the luminous white rocks creates a unique environment, and offers splendid vistas and photo opportunities. Following your visit, re-board your coach and continue on to nearby Papafragas.
Papafragas and Phylakopi
The Cave of Papafragas consists of two successive caves that are accessible only via boat, and were used as pirate hideouts during Byzantine times. Across from the cave are the huge rocks of Glaronissia. They form a cave from end-to-end, with hexagonal pillars of lava hanging from the roof-like stalactites. From here, walk to the adjacent Phylakopi Neolithic Settlement. Learn why it was one of the most important settlements of the ancient Aegean for almost two millennia, and see its strong Minoan and Mycenaean influences.
Plaka and Roman Theatre
Next, drive to Plaka, a traditional 'chora'. After a guided walking tour of Plaka, proceed to the ancient Roman Theatre of Milos. Cut into the rocky slope near the city's ancient agora, the theatre dates from the time of Roman occupation. Your tour concludes with a drive back to Milos. Time permitting, a brief stop is made in town before returning to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking, at times over bumpy and uneven surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the bus. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Expect crowds and lines at the sites visited. The tour sequence may vary.