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Milos has a population of 4500 inhabitants living in 8 villages on the NE part of the island. Plaka, the island’s capital, Plakes, Tripiti, Triovasalos, Pera Triovasalos, Pollonia, Zephyria and Adamas, the island’s port.
There are also smaller villages which are visited during the summer. These are Paliohori, Provatas and Klima.
Adamas: This village was built in 1835 by Cretans who fled to Milos after a failed attack against the Turks. With its large natural harbour, Adamas is the island’s tourist centre where a visitor will find restaurants, cafes, shops and a news agency.
Pollonia: Pollonia is a picturesque fishing village built around a natural gulf. It is a popular tourist destination where the visitor will find restaurants and small cafes. Boats depart daily from Pollonia to the neighbouring island of Kimolos.
Plaka: Plaka, the island’s capital is built at a height of 220m above sea level. It has retained the traditional island architecture with its narrow streets and a view of Milos’ harbour. From here you can visit the Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and the church of Panagia Thalassitra. Walk up to the remains of the Kastro built during the 13th century by the Venetians.
Tripiti: Leaving Plaka, vsitors come across the traditional village of Tripiti. It is a beautiful village with a spectacular view of Milos’ harbour. This is where the visitor will see the picturesque wind-mills, the church of Agios Nikolaos, the Catacombes and the Ancient Theatre.
Klima: Klima is a small fishing village with few inhabitants. Here visitors will see the ‘sirmata’ or boat-houses. The statues of the Venus de Milo and of Praxiteli were found in farmland near this village.
Triovasalos – Pera Triovasalos: These are the first two villages that visitors come across after Adamas and are built amphitheatrically on two facing hills. Restaurants and cafes can be found here as well as many shops. It is worth visiting the churches of Agios Spiridonas and Agios Georgios with its famous mosaic.
Zephyria: Zephyria is a small village with 150 inhabitants. In the past it was the island’s capital and is positioned 5.5 km SE of Adamas. It is worth visiting the church of Panagia Portiani built during the 17th century. It is the oldest church in Zephyria and the old metropolis of Milos.