The catacombs are situated near Trypiti village, in caves of 150meters above the surface of the sea.
In 2009, the Holy Synod proclaimed Milos a sacred island, because the Catacombs constitute the most ancient monument of Christianity. It was the first gathering place of the first Christians and they were used as a municipal cemetery for the first time in the end of the 2ndcentury BC. The Catacombs of Milos are of a unique size in the entire of Greece and one of the most famous and remarkable Christian world monuments next to the catacombs of Rome and of the Holy Land.
Visiting the island, you can admire its stunning seabed by scuba diving, wander through the sea, the volcanic islands and the traditional settlements by canoe-kayak, tour the beaches and the natural beauties of Milos by participating in a sea excursion, adrenaline with windsurfing and kite-surfing, relax and get acquainted with the marine fauna fishing and enjoy the clear sea, the sun and the beautiful Meletic bays making sailing.
Thanks to its volcanic grounds and its magic geographic bas-relief, Milos is a natural geologic park ready to be explored.
For all those interested in such an extraordinary tour, the Mining Museum of Milos organizes geologic walks to the most important locations of geological and mining interest on the island.
This modern seaside village is situated inside the bay of the island, which is one of the biggest and safest natural bays of the Mediterranean sea, and it constitutes the largest tourist center of Milos.
Adamantas is its main port and the first view to look upon when approached by ship.
Due to the volcanic origin of its ground, Milos presents an impressive coastal morphology and diversity. There are white-yellow beaches, bays with pebbles surrounded by stones, and white, red, yellow or black rocks. The sea there has distinctive colors and depths and there are organized beaches for swimming or you can choose more isolated and wild ones. It is certain that the island’s clear waters and its beaches of incomparable beauty will offer you an unprecedented experience.
Paths lacking signs and are not organized, but according to the route you are going to choose you will have the chance to go through volcanic formations, archaeological sites, traditional chapels, old mines, beautiful beaches and in general meet and enjoy through those routes the natural beauty and the long cultural tradition of the island.
Over 75 beaches of the island, as well as its natural and safe bay, are ideal for a variety of water activities. Milos offers a variety of activities that cover all tastes, while at the same time revealing its grandeur.