Tuesday, 20 September 2016

MILOS ISLAND, GREECE

Milos or Melos (Modern Greek: Μήλος [ˈmilos]; Ancient Greek: Μῆλος [Melos]) is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete. Milos is the most southwestern island in the Cyclades group.

The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (the "Venus de Milo", now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum), the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens.

Milos is a popular tourist destination during the summer. The Municipality of Milos also includes the uninhabited offshore islands of Antimilos and Akradies. The combined land area is 160.147 square kilometres and the 2011 census population was 4,977 inhabitants.

Shown here is the picturesque village of Firopotamos on the northern shore of the island. This is both a fishing port and a beach with amazing clear blue water. It is very small, with a couple of houses with "syrmata" - boat garages on the ground floor of the houses, just in front of the sea. The place is good for swimming, fishing and snorkeling around the rocks surrounding the beach.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

6 comments:

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  2. What beautiful photo. We will be going on a cruise from Venice to Barcelona this year, and we will be stopping in Greece, our first visit to that country.
    I find myself thrilled to learn about the Venus de Milo, a statue loved by people around the world, although most of us didn't know the actual origin of one of the world's most beloved statue.
    Kay
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. *smile* Another Greek island to save up for *smile*

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  4. Lovely.
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  5. Milos is one I didn't make it to but I spent some wonderful holidays in the Cyclades many years ago. I'd love to return.

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  6. Such a gorgeous Greek scene! <3 I love Greece. I've been there three times, last time in Thassos and loved it.

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