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Explore the Volcanic Side of Milos, Milos


Discover Milos' volcanic origins, starting with a drive to the Mine of Aggeria on the island's northeast side. You'll learn about the area's mining history and what the soil's color variations mean. Milos is well-known for its interesting rocks and soils!

Next, stop at the village of Zefyria, Milos' old capital, to visit the Holy Temple of Panagia Portiani. Then, head to the area of Paliorema (Theiorichia) to explore the ruins of a sulfur mining plant. Acting as an outdoor museum, you'll view rusty wagons, old mining tunnels, deserted offices, tools, and other items from 1960 when the plant ended its operations. Before departing, walk down to the beach and enjoy views of the clear water contrasting with yellowish pebbles colored by sulfur.

Now that you've learned a bit about the island's sulfur mining history, you'll make your way to Kalamos, where an inactive volcano still stands today. The volcano last erupted about 90,000 years ago. Although it's inactive, you can still see steam releasing through the cracks in the ground and smell sulfur in the air. Here, enjoy a particularly scenic view of Agia Kiriaki Beach and a large part of the island's mainland.

End your day at Provatas Beach, one of the most picturesque areas on Milos.

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