Εlafonisi – Balos Chania Crete
An island with deep blue waters, multi-colored carved rocks and white sand beaches.Milos offers an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes,and a wide range of activities.Enjoy 80 amazing beaches such as:
Sarakiniko…..fly me to …the moon….of the Aegean sea.
This moon… landscape is unique. The volcanic eroded rocks penetrate into the emerald sea creating small and big caves, the lack of green in combination with the white color rocks create a landscape similar to the moon’s surface.It is worth visit Sarakinino at night, especially when the moon is full, as the snow-white rocks reflect the moonlight vividly, thus, creating an unforgettable landscape.Historically Sarakiniko, named after the Saracen pirates .
A complex of volcanic rocks create a magical landscape .Go swimming and enjoy the sensation of the transparent blue-green waters and the sun.Kleftiko used to be an old hide-out for pirates from where the pirates’ ships used to pass and anchor so as to get protected in its small creeks .They are accessible only by sea and for this reason so we suggest you go on a sea trip to this magic landscape.
The Castle of Milos was built in the 13th century on the hill of Prophitis Ilias, on the northwest edge of the island .From here you can admire a magnificent view of the entire island . Enjoy the magic sunset.
The island’s villages are lovely too:
Pláka (the island’s capital), the harbour of Adámantas, the beautiful Hivadolímni, the marvellous Emporiós with the little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.Apollonía, on the northwestern of the island offers an unforgettable experience.Rent a boat from its picturesque little harbour to guide you through the island’s secluded beauties or to take you to the opposite situated island of Kimolos!
Venus of Milos
Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus of Milos, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. The famous statue was discovered in Milos the 19th century. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Is a 2 m tall statue of a young woman made of fine Parian marble .This statue is believed to have been created between 130 and 90 BC. It was found in Milos in 1820 by a peasant named Kentrotas. As he didn’t know his historical importance, he decided to keep it in his farm. That time there was a French sailor on the island. He saw it and immediately understood the importance of this discovery. So he arranged through the French ambassador to Turkey at that time to have the French government purchase the statue. The purchase nearly did not happen. The message took a long time to get to the French ambassador. The peasant was getting restless and was being strongly encouraged to sell the statue to a priest at a local church. The priest wanted to give the statue to an interpreter for the Sultan in Constantinople. When a representative from the French did finally arrive, the statue was being put on a ship going to Istanbul. He persuaded the leaders of the island to stop the sale and accept the offer from France. The translator was not too pleased with the turn of events but the statue finally arrived at the Museum of Louvre. However, during the transportation or the argument, the hands were cut off the statue and lost.The original statue is kept today in Louvre but there is a replica of this statue in the Archaeological Museum of Milos.