Milos

En-route from Santorini to Milos; stop off for a swim at the uninhabited island of Poliegos, which translates to mean ‘many goats’.

Milos also known locally as Melos lies to the north west of Santorini. It is the most southwest lying island within the Cyclades archipelago. Like Santorini, Milos is built on a dormant volcano. This island first became famous due to a masterpiece the Venus de Milo (Aphrodite), a statue found buried on the island in the 19th century that is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. Milos is a charming island with white washed houses, cobbled alleys and streets and balconies laden with flowerpots. The capital of the island today stands on a hillside overlooking the sea at the foot of the castle, it is a pretty town built in the traditional Greek amphitheater style. This Greek island has an Archaeological Museum that contains a copy of the Aphrodite figurine as well as numerous local finds, and also a Historical and Folklore Museum that contains historical documents and photographs. Milos is also famous for its impressive Catacombs that are certainly worth a visit. There are numerous local bars on this island where you can enjoy a glass of Ouzo.

The next port of call will be Sifnos.

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