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The beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island is a volcanic island in the most western side of the Cyclades group of islands on the Aegean Sea.

It lies at the north of the Sea of Crete and down about 205 kilometres at the south of Athens and it takes about 4 hours and 12 minutes by ferries.

It occupies the area between the Kritiko Pelagos and the Mirtoo Pelagos at the southwest of the beautiful Sifnos Island, the beautiful Paros Island and the beautiful Naxos Island.

The island is west of the beautiful Folegandros Island, the beautiful Sikinos Island and the beautiful Ios Island.

The Municipality of Milos stretches 160 square kilometres including the uninhabited islands of Antimilos and Akradies.

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Milos is the 5th largest island in the Cyclades group of islands after Naxos, the beautiful Andros Island, Paros and the beautiful Tinos Island. There are more than 4,771 inhabitants in the beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island.

It has been important centre of the early Aegean civilization through history since the ancient Hellenistic period.

Findings from that era include the statue of Aphrodite, the Venus de Milo, from the 4th century BC.

The statue was one of the findings in an olive grove in 1820 and lost its arms while exported to the Louvre in Paris in the 19th century.

There are some other statues such as the statue of Asclepius, the Greek god in the British Museum and the statue of Poseidon and the archaic Apollo in Athens.

The British School of Archaeology found a town wall and a Minoan palace with wall paintings in Filakopi, an ancient Minoan site at the northeast in the beautiful Milos Island.

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Among the findings is the fresco of the flying fish found in the ruins of the principal palace at Phylakopi or Filakopi and pottery from the Mycenaean age with decorative designs and deposits of obsidian, a volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock.

This volcanic glass is source of treasure in the island the volcanic nature of the island has produced. The Mionan was one of the earliest settlements in the Cyclades.

The inhabitants of the island at that time did not participate with Athenians in the Peloponnesian wars. Therefore, they suffered much in 416 BC when the Athenians massacred the males and enslaved the women and children.

The volcano also shaped the dramatic and amazing coastal landscape of the beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island, where beautiful beaches and coastal areas are work of art with different shapes of cliffs, caves on the water and arched paths under the volcanic rocks on the water.

There are plenty of beautiful coloured landscapes, coloured beautiful peaks, beautiful shaped beaches with carved white rocks and arched baths, beautiful beaches and coves under the volcanic white rocks and beautiful coloured and carved rocks on the beaches, reflecting the beautiful colours on the waters.

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In addition, there are beautiful tavernas beside the beaches, beautiful blue and turquoise waters on the beautiful beaches, beautiful arched small bridges on the beaches, hot springs and white pebbles on the beaches.

The volcanic rocks formation gives it beautiful scenery impression with white, red, yellow, grizzle and brown colours.

The most wonderful and coloured volcanic shaped landscapes make Milos dreamy and inspirational beautiful island to writers and artists.

Beautiful white dwellings some of them have arched gates along the waterfront stretch from the coastal area inside the seafront towns.

The beautiful white buildings stand with bright blue windows, terraces and arched blue doors, dotted by beautiful cafés and restaurants on the beautiful paved alleyways.

At the back, there are beautiful windmills on the peaks. Beautiful goats with bells on their necks descend from those beautiful areas and the people see them always at the sunset getting together to their homes through the rocky paths.

All of this proves that the geologically formed landscapes make the most beautiful sites in Milos.

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The volcano might have shaped it as oyster with its mouth on the huge Milos Bay opening onto the Mirtoo Pelagos, seeming as if it is ready to swallow it.

At the upper northeastern part is Kimolos Island separated from it by Polonia Strait. From this part, beautiful capes, bays and beaches start by Cape Pelekouda at the northeastern edge.

Following the coastline to the east and then down, there are Polonia Beach, just under the cape, Voudia Beach on Voudia Bay, Paleohori Beach at the southeast, Cape Firiplaka, Provatas Beach and Yarakas Beach at the south.

Cape Psalida is on the southwestern corner, followed up by Agiou Ioannou Beach and Ammoudaraki Beach at the western coast.

Cape Vani is down at the opening edge of Milos Gulf, the hot springs, Papikinou Beach and Langada Beach deep on the bay, Plathiena Beach at the upper edge of the gulf, followed by Cape Kambanes at the northwest, Firopotamos Beach down after the cape and Sarakiniko Beach.

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The beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island is linked to Greece and other islands in the area by air and sea. Daily flights run between Adamas and Athens.

Daily catamarans run to Piraeus in Greece and to Serifos and Sifnos Island. Three or four catamarans go weekly to Kythnos Island.

Nisos Kimolos ferry runs five or six times daily from Pollonia to Kimolos. Two ferries run daily between the main port of Adamas and Piraeus.

One ferry goes daily to Sifnos, Serifos and Kythnos. Six or seven ferries sail weekly to Kimolos and one ferry goes three times weekly to Sitia port in Crete and connects with the beautiful Karpathos Island and Rhodes.

Three or four ferries sail weekly to Sikinos and Folegandros. Tow ferries run weekly to Paros and one ferry goes weekly to the beautiful Santorini Island and the beautiful Ios Island.

The interior transportation in the beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island includes daily buses, taxis, excursion boats, rental cars and rental motorcycles.

Buses run every hour between Adamas, Plaka and Trypiti and there are four buses daily to Paleohori, Pollonia and Provatas.

However, most of the beautiful beaches are inaccessible by land transport. They only have maritime transport.

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The beautiful Greek island of Melos in the Cyclades has been inhabited island for at least five thousand years. This source documents two periods of its history on the late Bronze Age and the late fifth century BC.

In the late Bronze Age, it supported an important urban centre at Phylakopi and in the late fifth century BC, it was independent city-state as defied and then destroyed by the expansionist power of Athens.

The case of the beautiful Melos Island or Milos Island is thus relevant to the understanding of the processes of early state-formation and of the integration of small-scale societies into larger political units.

Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos 1974-77

The British School at Athens has done its excavations at the Bronze Age site of Phylakopi in the Cycladic island of Melos from 1896 to 1899, under the immediate supervision of Duncan Mackenzie.

Carl Blegen described the activities as 'the first really serious effort to understand stratification, the first really good excavation in Greece'. Since that time Phylakopi has been a key site both for the study of the Cycladic Bronze Age and of prehistoric Aegean interconnections.

Geothermal energy sources for water production-socio-economic effects and people's wishes on Milos island: a case study

The scope of the article is to examine the local residents' views and opinions on the effects of the construction of a desalination plant on the beautiful Milos Island or Melos Island (Greece) which suffers-as many other islands in Cyclades from lack of water.

It includes in particular, identification of the current situation regarding the water supply on the island and examination to the effects that the construction of the desalination plant would have on the local development.

In addition, it identifies the different sectors of every day life and the views concerning the environmental effects during the project construction and operation. Most of the inhabitants perceive the proposed project as beneficial for different sectors of the local development (mining, agriculture, tourism) and for every day life.

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