Top attractions in Milos

Milos is an island with interesting history and rich nature. Apart from fantastic beaches and villages, there are also great things to see on this Cycladic island. Among the most interesting Milos sightseeing are the Catacombs, dating from as early as the 1st century AD. Close to the Catacombs is an Ancient Theatre, who is largely ruined today. Here are our top things to see in Milos that we suggest, with detailed text, Google map and occasionally photos.

The famous Catacombs of Milos island, Cyclades

At a distance of 2 km from Plaka, right outside the village of Trypiti, there is an important early-Christian monument, the famous Catacombs of Milos. According to historians, these catacombs were probably constructed as early as the 1st century AD. This shows that the spread of Christianity quickly reached Milos, probably because the mining activity and trade had already made Milos island an important economic source for the Roman Empire. Therefore the busy port of the island brought new culture...

The Archaeological Museum of Milos is housed in a Neoclassical building in Plaka, the capital of Milos island. This building was constructed in the 1870s based on the designs of Ernst Ziller, a famous Bavarian architect of those times. After the building was renovated, it finally housed the museum in 1985. Although this is a small museum, it has many interesting exhibits. In particular, there is a collection of prehistoric findings from the excavations in Phylakopi region, including sculptures...

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 in 1998, the Mineralogical Museum of Milos has two floors where the main exhibitional rooms are found. The mining...

In close distance to the Catacombs of Milos, just outside the village of Trypiti, there are the ruins of an ancient theatre. According to archaeologists, this theatre was originally constructed in the Hellenistic period (around the 4th-3rd century BC) and used to host religious ceremonies. Made of local stones, this ancient theatre is today under restoration process.