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Greece, Europe: A beach at Papafrangas Cave on Milos
Greece's insider take:

A fertile volcanic island and the center (along with Naxos) of the Cyclades in ancient times, it's not clear exactly why Milos is not more popular with non-Greeks. It's neither too commercialized nor too sleepy; it has terrain reminiscent of Santorini, with similarly dramatic cliffs; it gave us that nice armless statue; and it boasts about 70 beaches, many of them excellent. It is, however, a working island—a mining island to be precise—and the port, Adamas, is no charmer, though there are several beaches and a saltwater lake nearby. Plaka, the capital, is cuter, and there are catacombs in the vicinity of Tripiti, as well as the site of the discovery of the Venus de Milo (the Archaeological Museum makes do with a copy). Apollonia has several sandy beaches nearby. There's another great beach, plus natural hot springs at Paleohori, a nudist beach on the south end of the island.

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Milos is an island that you can stay at least 10 days and do everyday something different.You never get bord provited you love the sea and the sun.The beaches are... more

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I went to Milos a couple of Summers ago and I really was surprised by the beauty of this Island ......Sarakiniko is really outstanding and it gives you the idea that... more

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