Lying within the Aegean Volcanic Arc are small Greek Islands, stretching from the Gulf of Korinthos to the west coast of Turkey. Milos is one of these islands, situated along the volcanic arc, which is the most active zone of volcanoes in the worlds recorded history. Milos has eight villages that make up the islands population of roughly 5,500 inhabitants. One of the more historically-famous known residents of the island is Aphrodite, the Greek Mythological character. The key features of this island being settled on was its wealth in natural minerals and its Harbour. Advantages to the first inhabitants were visible with this large Harbour front, one of the biggest in all of the Mediterranean.
Most people know Milos as the hometown of where the statue of Venus was discovered (now in the Louvre Museum in Paris). It's only recently that the island of Milos has been geared towards tourism. Beautiful beaches, clear blue waters and magnificent displays of colored rocks makes Milos a popular destination for sun bathers. One of the most noticeable differences between this island and other Cycladic islands is the un-crowded streets. Good-hearted people can be found everywhere on the island, making you feel relaxed and comfortable as soon as you land. For a true representation of the Greek Islands, Milos takes the cake. Excellent home-cooked meals and the traditional white-washed buildings makes for a proper Greek experience. With all of Greece's destinations being bathed in history and culture, Milos matches up-- only with fewer residents. This makes for a vacation with the possibility of relaxation and profound solitude.