Milos, one of the thousands of Greek islands, is to be found in the SW Cyclades, a large island group in the Aegean Sea. It is 86 nautical miles from Piraeus and approximately half way between Piraeus and Crete. Its surface area is 151 square kilometres and its varied coastline is 125 kilometres long. The geographical bearing of its capital, Plaka, is 36o 44' 35'' longitude, 24o 25' 28'' latitude. In general terms, it is a low island, whose highest peak is Prophet Elias in the north-west, rising to 751 metres. The Small Mountain in the same area is 636 metres high, while no other peak reaches over 400 metres. Milos was the destination of the first known travel in the world in the open sea. Bold navigators 8000 years BC covered a distance of almost 100 NM and they reached Milos , where they discovered and took with them, a hard volcanic rock, called opsidianos. Its originality and incredible beauty are due to its volcanic origin which gives to the island particular bright colours and rocks of amazing shapes.
The rare morphology of Milos and its mineral richness create dream-like combinations of spectacular rock formations, mosaics of various textures and incredible colours that surprise and enchant everyone who is lucky to visit this dream-like island. Its geological make-up, which will be dealt with later, is volcanic. However, this formation which is different from that of the rest of the Cyclades group, (with the exception of Kimolos), is the reason for the island's lack of forests, rich vegetation, natural water supplies and rivers. Never the less, it has given it colour. This unique Milos colour, is dazzlingly evident in its multitude of beautiful beaches - more than 75- with their glistening silver sand and clear blue waters. Also in the chalky white, terracotta, ochre and jet black rocks, the like of which can be seen nowhere else in the whole of Greece. Amazing nature, crystal water, big sandy beaches for your dreamlike sailing holyday among the Greek islands.