Adamas is the main port of Milos Cyclades and the largest tourist centre on the island. This is where ferries arrive to Milos, while the local airport is found at a distance of 5 km. Around the port, there are many hotels, taverns, cafeterias, banks, shops, and other services.
Historically Adamas village was founded in 1835 by Cretan refugees from Sfakia, who settled in Milos after a failed revolution of the Cretans against the Ottomans, who had Crete under their occupation those times. Due to the large natural harbor and the strategic location of Milos in western Aegean Sea, Adamas quickly developed into a trade center for the island.
A very interesting sight in Adamas is the Mineralogical Museum with impressive rocks that depict the mineralogical richness of the island. Even today, Milos bases a lot of its economy on mining. Another museum, smaller in size but also interesting, is the Ecclesiastical Museum that is hosted in the 17th century church of Holy Trinity (Agia Triada).
From the port of Adamas, excursion boats depart daily in summer and make the round trip of Milos island. These boats trips are certainly worth to take, as they include visits to geologically impressive spots like Kleftiko, Gerontas, Glaronissia and more. Few meters from the port, there is a bus station with frequent schedules to almost all villages and beaches on the island.
Just outside the town of Adamas, the main port town of Milos Greece, there is a large Mineralogical Museum that was created and financed by S &B Industrial Minerals SA, a company that activates on mining in Milos. Through this special museum, a large effort is made to present the special geological background of Milos island from the prehistoric times until today. Officially opening...