IOS & Milos

IOS

is a small island lying between Paros and Santorini (Thera). It has some small hotels, private rooms in houses and tavernas specialising in “kakavia” a kind of Greek bouillabaisse.

Ios has some marvelous beaches and offers a quiet and interesting stay. It has also remains of ancient times and some 400 small chapels. In the village of Plakoto the inhabitants display an ancient tomb which they claim to be the tomb of Homer.

Milos

Milos mykonos photo

Sunset Leaving Mykonos, Greece.. Nikon D3100. DSC_0566. , Sunset Leaving Mykonos, Sunset, taken from the deck,of the Crown Princess cruise liner. Taken on the 10/10/2012 at 16:30:46Hrs BST (1836 Greek time), using a Nikon D3100 camera with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR+ a 52mm UV Filter. Click on IMAGE or press L to view on BLACK. Right click on IMAGE & choose ORIGINAL for more detail. – by bobchin1941 .

is the isle of Aphrodite and the unique catacombs. Along with Kimolos, Antimilos and Folegandros, Milos forms the western edge of the Cyclades. This is the place in which the famous statue of Aphrodite was discovered during the last century and spirited off to the Louvre in Paris, where it still remains. Near the village of Klima are the most important Christian catacombs in the world after those in Rome. They were built in the 1st century A.D., are 200 m. long, and their labyrinthine galleries contain 294 graves in the walls and floor, all decorated with symbols and frescoes