Milos is largely an undiscovered island, with perhaps the most interesting coastline of any other island this size in the world. A volcanic island, Milos is known as the island of colors, mainly because of its spectacular, colorful rock formations. Milos is the southwestern and 5th largest island of the Cyclades archipelago, only 3-5 hours from Athens by ferry, or 30 minutes by aircraft. Milos Island is located west of Santorini, right between Heraklion of Crete and the Greek mainland. The 5,000 inhabitants of Milos Island earn their living primarily through tourism and mining, and to a lesser extend through fishing, farming and agriculture.

Milos is about halfway between Athens and Crete, and pretty close to being on a straight line between them. It’s the farthest west of the main “famous” islands. It’s 58 square miles, so a bit bigger than Mykonos or Santorini, though much of the island is quite hilly and large swaths are off limits to rental cars and buggies.

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 it is the favorite destination of thousands of young and not-so-young lovers and families.

There are amazing rock formations, hot springs and as many as seventy-five beaches, some of which rival the best in all of Greece. Rich in minerals even today, the island was inhabited during the Mycenean and Minoan periods and was one of the earliest civilizations of the Cyclades islands.

Artemis Deluxe Rooms are based in Palaiochori in Milos, in the southern part of the island. Paliochori beach is one of the most organized beaches of Milos with taverns and bars. It’s 8km away from Adamas and you can easily get there by car, motorbike or public transport.