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 Venus de Milo (now in the Louvre) and the Asclepius of Milos (now in the British Museum) were both found on the island, as were a Poseidon and an archaic Apollo now 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.

Known locally as the island of 100 beaches, this 161 square kilometres of multi-hued, volcanic rock certainly knows how to spoil committed beachcombers. Milos is more than just beaches and spectacular coastal scenery. The port of Adamas has become a favorite destination with the Athenian cognoscenti and we really are quite amazed and somewhat disappointed that foreign holidaymakers are not aware of this gem. Two bays flank the meandering waterfront lined with cafes, taverns and a myriad of shops.

Milos is also known as “The Island of Lovers” because it is the discovery site of the famous statue Venus de Milo, the ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, and every summer and especially during the month of August it is the favorite destination of thousands of young and not-so-young lovers. Milos island has few visitors in June and September, and is practically deserted in April/May or October/November, even though the weather is still quite good.

With information from smallislands.net and milos.net