Theme Week Cyclades – Milos

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Klima village © Kosant38

Klima village © Kosant38

Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete. Milos is the southwesternmost 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) and the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens. The Municipality of Milos also includes the uninhabited offshore islands of Antimilos and Akradies. The combined land area is 160.147 square kilometres (61.833 sq mi) and the population is at 5,000 inhabitants.

Mantrakia © Flyax/cc-by-sa-3.0 Chora © flickr.com - pastitio/cc-by-2.0 Adamas © Oliwan/cc-by-sa-3.0 Archaeological Museum © WORD TEACH Bay of Milos © Oliwan/cc-by-sa-3.0 Klima village © Kosant38
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Chora © flickr.com - pastitio/cc-by-2.0
Bentonite, perlite, pozzolana and small quantities of kaolin are actively collected via strip mine or open-pit mine techniques in Milos and sold all over the world. In the past, baryte, sulfur, millstones and gypsum were also mined; in fact, Pliny notes that Milos was the most abundant source of sulfur in the ancient world. In ancient times the alum of Milos was reckoned next to that of Egypt. The Melian earth was used as a pigment by ancient artists. Milos was a source of obsidian during the Neolithic ages for the Aegean and Mediterranean. Orange, olive, cypress, tamarisk, juniper and arbutus trees grow throughout the island, which, however, is too dry to have any profusion of vegetation. Vines, cotton and barley are the main crops.

There are about 70 beaches on Milos Island. Hivadolimni Beach is the longest at about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi). The North and South and bay beaches are tourist attractions. The east beaches are very quiet, and those to the west are also quiet beaches.

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