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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos July 22nd 2019

Back to the rocky ferry trip that I was supposed to write my Santorini blog on. I had to endure two hours on this ferry feeling as crook as a dog! Is that Australian enough for you? I shut my eyes the other way and talked my way through the nausea and prayed to God to get me to Milos without losing my lunch and setting the other passengers off like a row of dominos purging into the paper vomit bags. As He normally does, He gave me the strength to arrive on land in Milos without throwing up. It took about an hour to feel normal again just in time for hotel check in. I arrived in the port of Adamas- Milos and took a taxi to the town Pollonia. I noticed immediately, well felt ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos July 5th 2014

Puisque rien ne presse, nous profitons de l’avant-midi pour paresser un peu. En après-midi, nous prenons le taxi pour aller visiter le petit village de Plaka, capitale de l’île, située au sommet d’une montagne de Milos. Nous avons l’impression de nous faire avoir, 20 euros pour l’aller d’à peine 5 km et il nous demande 40 euros de l’heure pour nous attendre !!! Nous prenons la chance de trouver un autre moyen pour revenir ;-) Encore une fois, le village est magnifique. Les petites rues blanches et étroites, une surprise à chaque extrémité ! Nous nous rendons tout au sommet pour atteindre le «château». Nous visitons aussi le musée local. À peine plus grand que notre sous-sol selon Pascale ! Beaucoup de poteries mais surtout une copie de la Vénus de Milos dont ils sont très ... read more
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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos July 5th 2014

L’île étant très grande, et puisque nous avons le temps, nous décidons de louer des autos pour pousser plus loin notre exploration. Nous débutons par une visite de catacombes chrétiennes datant du 1er siècle après JC. Ensuite, nous nous dirigeons vers Filipotamos, petit port de pêche. Nous sommes sur la côte nord de l’ile et le vent souffle fort. Les vagues frappent les rochers provoquant des geysers d’eau. C’est tellement beau, on hésite à quitter. Notre arrêt suivant est Sarakiniko, nous sommes bouche bée. Un paysage lunaire de ponce blanche. Des grottes creusées dans la falaise au bord d’une mer d’un bleu profond et d’un ciel sans nuage. Nous poursuivons vers Pollonia pour un petit diner au bord de la plage. Le vent souffle de plus en plus fort. L’activité économique de Milos, outre le tourisme, ... read more
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Firopotamos
Firopotamos

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos July 3rd 2014

Nous levons l’ancre à 5h45, avant même le levé du soleil pour arriver à Sérifos le plus tot possible. Nous estimons la traversée à 65 miles nautiques. Nous appréhendions beaucoup le départ. Les quais de la baie de Poros sont placés en «L». La méthode méditéranéenne d’amarrage est de jeter l’ancre environ 50 m puis de reculer au quai, en s’attachant à babord et tribord arrière. Étant donné la configuration de quai, il y a de grandes chances que les chaines des bateaux amarrés sur le quai opposé soient déposées sur la notre. Mais finalement, rien de tout cela n’est arrivé ;-) Nous débutons la traversée avec un vent léger qui a monté vers 10 heures à environ 30 km/h. Évidemment, les vagues se sont mises de la partie. Après diner, Catherine s’écrit : «Des dauphins ... read more
Poros à l'aube
Poros à l'aube
Levé du soleil sur Naias

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos June 23rd 2013

THURSDAY IT IS AN EXPLORING DAY TODAY I DON'T THINK MY HAT WILL GET MUCH OF AN OUTING AS IT IS SO WINDY IT WONT STAY ON MY HEAD. TIM WONT BE PARTED WITH HIS THOUGH HOWEVER NERDY HE LOOKS WITH HIS CHIN STRAP ON. Tourist chic I call it. WE HEAD FOR PAPAFRAGIOS TO SEE ONE OF THE WONDERS OF MILOS WHICH IS A CANAL CUT INTO THE ROCK BY THE SEA, AND THEN IT IS ON TO FLAKOPI THE SITE OF THE ANCIENT CAPITAL OF MILOS A BRONZE AGE CITY. WE DISCOVER THAT THEY ARE LITERALLY NEXT TO ONE ANOTHER. WE GO AND VIEW THE SEA CANAL FIRST. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WAS EXPECTING BUT IT WAS A BIG NARROW HOLE OR SPLIT IN THE ROCK WITH HUGE WAVES OF WATER LASHING UP ... read more
Paleochori Beach, Milos
Firiplaka Beach, Milos
Tim Pirouettes like a Ballerina

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos June 20th 2013

As we are spending 6 days on Milos we have decided to split this part of the trip into 2 blogs. Monday Speedrunner3 is on time and makes the normal F1 style pit stop to unload and load. The ferry is almost empty. We have a big section of comfortable airline style seats to ourselves for the hour long journey. First impressions of Adamas, Milos' port are good with a neat and tidy waterfront lined with shops and tavernas. Our accommodation, the Milos Rooms are supposed to be 250 meters away. The sat nav begs to differ and calls it just under half a mile. It's an easy walk though but already very hot. On arrival we are shown to our room. When we point out there is no balcony we are shown a table and ... read more
Milos Rooms, Adamas, Milos
Kittens in a flowerpot, Milos Rooms
The bakery, Adamas, Milos

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos June 20th 2013

2. Milos Island of Greece 18 to 20 June 2013 After a long and rough (several Asian girls were very sick) ferry ride on the Sea Jet 2,, leaving 45mins late (3.30pm) and going via the islands of Naxos, Koufonissia, Shinoussa, Ios, Santorini and Folegandros we arrived at the port (Adamas) of Milos at 9.30pm, we took the taxi for 300metres to our Hotel Dionisis. We were met by the lovely owner who settled us in to our room. We then went out for a walk and find a bit of dinner. It was a beautiful night, very balmy. The restaurants were lined up on the waterfront. There was even a restaurant that served only deserts – icecream, yoghurts, slices, you name it, they served it. We shoes a place that served gyros and salad in ... read more
Northern beaches including Pollania on Milos (3)
Northern beaches including Pollania on Milos (1)
Northern beaches including Pollania on Milos (32)

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos May 10th 2011

I didn’t know this, but the famous statue, Venus de Milo, which is in the Louvre, was actually discovered on the island of Milos. Kind of makes sense when you think about it. There is a movement to get the statue back to the island, where some think it truly belongs. I’m not sure the French will give it up so easily, not without a fight. We decided to rent a car in order to really get a sense of the island and to explore. It’s not that expensive, about $25/day, and talk about no hassles. The guy showed up at our hotel, we paid him, and he handed us a key. He said to just leave the car at the hotel on the day of our departure, and suddenly, we were mobile. There were two ... read more
Euro Rental Car
Beautiful Beach Cove
Mediterranean Sea

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos May 10th 2011

We have settled nicely into a wonderful groove on the island. If we'd had more time, we could have become even more comfortable, but you can only do so much in three days. We are enjoying ourselves immensely, and were sad to leave. The section that we are in is called Pollonia, and it is quieter than the main port of Adamos, though clearly you can see that they are gearing up for the tourist rush. Not a bad way to be, actually. You work like a dog for three months dealing with all sorts of tourists, and then you get 8 months off to vacation and travel. How can you beat that? It sure beats working like a dog in America 60 hours a week for a company that will fire you in a heartbeat ... read more
General Store
Greek Bakery
Breakfast Pastries

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Milos May 10th 2011

One thing you notice when you first stay in Europe is that the bathrooms are different. Not just in size, which is generally smaller, but in style. They look hip and stylish, albeit smaller, with the showers tending to have the hand held head, which can be nice at times. The toilets also look and work differently. In fact, when I first encountered them, it took a few moments, at least it took me a few moments, to figure out how the things worked. The flush mechanisms are often on the wall behind the seat, and there are two settings, a low flush for #1 and a big flush for #2. There is usually less water in the bowl than what Americans are probably used to, leading to an interesting bathroom experience, to say the least. ... read more




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