Practical info

Milos Island

25 minutes flight from Athens airport, with 6 flights a day, Milos remains the undiscovered Jewel of Cyclades archipelago.

In addition to air transportation, multiple boats depart daily from Athens to the island with a Cruise duration of 4-6 hours pending number of island hops.

It is considered in Greece the island with the most beautiful beaches in the Aegean (over 60 unique beaches to visit).

With excellent infrastructure for such a type of events it is far from the noisy tourist destinations.

How to get to Milos

By aeroplane:
There is an airline connection from Athens to Milos, daily. There are more flights during the high season (May – October). The journey takes 30 minutes and the airport is 4.5 km from Adamas.

Information:
Olympic Airways Office Athens, Tel.: +30 801 801 0101
Olympic Airways Airport, Milos, Tel.: +30 22870 22381

By ferry boat:
There are frequent sailings from Piraeus to Milos and daily during the summer season. The direct service takes 5 hours but if the ship calls in at other ports, (Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos), it takes 7.15 hours. During the summer there are also services which connect Milos with Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Santorini and Crete and to the islands of the eastern Cyclades.
There are also daily departures of High Speed ferries.

Information:
Port Police Pireaus, Tel.: +30 210 41 47 800
Port Police Milos, Tel.: +30 22870 23360

Transport – Help for motorists

There is a good network of roads on the island. The central routes are asphalted and the others are, for the most part, easily passable dirt roads. Buses provide an adequate service for both local inhabitants and visitors. There are frequent services from Adamas to Triovassalos – Pera-Triovassalos – Plaka – Tripiti – Pollonia – Philakopi – Zefiria – Paliochori – Hivadolimni and Provatas.
There are taxi ranks in Adamas (Tel.: +30 22870 22219) and Triovassalos (Tel.: +30 22870 21306).

Excursions

Several small boats which sail from Adamas, can take you on daily trips round the island, stopping at a number of beaches to swim and in Kimolos for lunch.
From the beach at Kypos you can take a boat trip to the beaches of Geronta, Kleftiko, Geraka and Paliorema.

From Pollonia you can visit the neighbouring island of Kimolos by motor boat or on the small ferry boat.

Also, for sailing enthusiasts, there are yachts which can be hired for unforgettable all day cruises.

Assistance to drivers

There are 5 petrol stations and several garages which will help out with any mechanical problems.

Health

There is a Health Centre in Plaka which is open 24 hours a day with pathology, dentistry, X-ray and microbiological departments. During the summer, 20.06 to 10.09, there is also a cardiological and surgical department. The centre is also visited by doctors from Athens who specialise in the following: Pediatrics, ear nose and throat, opthalmics, gynecology and orthopedics . Tel.: +30 22870 22700, +30 22870 22701, +30 22870 22702.
In Adamas the doctors’ surgery is open: Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 13:00 and Friday 11:00 – 13:00.

In Pollonia: Wednesday 12:00 – 14:00.

In Zefiria: Friday 11:00 – 13:00.

There are pharmacies, private doctors’ surgeries and dentists in Plaka and in Adamas.
For animals there is a vet who can be found at the Co-operative in Triovassalos.
Tel.: +30 22870 21230.

Visits

You should visit the early Christian Catacombs and the museums (archaeological, folk, ecclesiastical and mining) of the island.

Opening times are:
Catacombs: 08:30am. – 15:00pm except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 21625

Archaeological Museum: 08:30am – 15:00pm – except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 21620

Folk Museum: 10:00am – 14:00pm and 18:00pm – 21:00pm
except Monday and Sunday afternoons
Tel.: +30 22870 21292

Ecclesiastical Museum: 18:00pm – 21:00pm – except Mondays
Tel.: +30 22870 23956

Mining Museum: 09:00am – 14:00pm and 18:00pm – 21:00pm
Tel.: +30 22870 22481

Climate

The climate is typical of the Mediterranean with sunshine most days of the year. Cooling winds, the Cycladic Meltemi, blow from the north, almost daily, during July and August.

Shopping

Apart from basic items, there is a range of souvenirs and craft work to be bought at reasonable prices. Traditional delicacies such as cheese pies, country rolls, local cheeses, tomato paste and spoon sweets are also readily available.

Sport

The island’s large natural harbour and the profusion of beaches are ideal for all kinds of water sports. The seas around the island are considered to be a paradise – especially for harpoon fishing as there is such a plenty of fish.
There is a Scuba Diving School in Pollonia.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Greece Code +30

Prefect’s office 22870 21100 National Bank 22870 22332
Town Hall, Plaka 22870 21370 Commercial Bank 22870 22269
Tourist Information Office 22870 22445 Agricultural Bank 22870 22330
Police Station, Plaka 22870 21204 Taxi rank, Adamas 22870 22219
Tourist Police, Plaka 22870 21378 Taxi rank, Triovassalos 22870 21306
Port Police 22870 23360 News agency (En) 22870 22060
Customs House 22870 22282 News agency (Gr) 22870 23465
Airport 22870 22381 Health Centre, Plaka 22870 22701
Telephone office Plaka 22870 21399 Doctor’s Surgery, Adamas 22870 21755
Post Office Plaka 22870 21214