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Milos - Adamantas Adamantas
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Milos - Plaka Plaka
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Milos - Mining Museum of Milos Mining Museum of Milos
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Milos - Beaches of Milos Beaches of Milos
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Milos - Maritime Routes of Milos Maritime Routes of Milos
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Milos - Venus de Milo Venus de Milo
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Milos - Early Christian Catacombs of Milos Early Christian Catacombs of Milos
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Milos - Archaeological Site of Klima Archaeological Site of Klima
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Milos - Archaeological Museum of Milos Archaeological Museum of Milos
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Milos - International Festival of Underwater Film Milos International Festival of Underwater Film Milos
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Population: 4.771
Airport(s): Milos Island National (MLO)
Description: The fifth largest island of the Cyclades, Milos is one of the most exquisite destinations in the country, offering unique landscapes that leave its visitors amazed. According to legend, the name of the island comes from Milo, who was the son of the river Scamander, and settled on the island at the urging of the goddess Venus, while according to another speculation, the island's name derives from the "mila" which in antiquity was the word for sheep, and the island in accordance with findings hosted herds of sheep. Thanks to its important mining wealth, Milos flourished from prehistoric times to the extraction of opsidanos, a black stone looking like glass, which was sought after for making tools and weapons. In the centuries that followed, Milos has been greatly influenced by the Minoan civilization, the Mycenaean and then the island was colonized by Dorian Spartans which caused its destruction by the Athenians during the Peloponnesian War in 416 BC, which has been recorded by the ancient historian Thucydides. During the Hellenistic period, Milos flourished and Venus de Milo, the famous statue is a reminder of that era. Following the Roman era when Christianity was spread, catacombs were built, which are considered by historians the most significant, after those of Rome. In the course of history, Milos was part of the Byzantine empire, was later occupied by the Crusaders, fell under the Venetian and Ottoman rule, at which time the island has maintained a relative autonomy. Following the history of the Cyclades, Milos became part of the first Greek state in 1830. Today is one of the major tourist destinations in our country, offering unique geological phenomena, beaches with rare colors and a rich underwater world. The nature and the beauties depicted in the movie "Nikostratos the Pelican," a Greek-French-Belgian film, starring Emir Kusturica. You can travel to Milos either by plane or by ferry boat from Piraeus, Crete and other islands of the Cyclades.

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