Step Back in Time: Religious
We invite you to step back in time with us on the
incredible volcanic island of Milos, one of the most
beautiful places on earth.
A short drive from the
harbour takes us to Sarakiniko, an inlet of pure white
stone sculpted by volcanic eruptions. This startlingly
beautiful, otherworldly spot is one of the island’s many
geological wonders and perhaps one of the most
photographed places in the Cyclades. We’ll walk down
to the inlet so you can experience this one-of-a-kind
beach and take photographs. You’ll feel as if you’ve
landed on the moon.
We then travel along the picturesque main road
along the coast to the cobblestone streets and alleys
of Plaka, a classic Cycladic village of white stone
houses and bougainvillea flowers 250 meters above
We’ll stroll through the village to admire
its traditional architecture and its stunning view of
the sea, and we’ll sample some homemade sweets
at a few of the village’s local pastry shops. Just 100
meters from Plaka lie early Christian catacombs, the
largest in Greece, and the ruins of ancient Melos and
its Roman amphitheater, which is cut into the rocky
slope of the hill near the ancient agora.
Our path from the catacombs to the amphitheater
takes us through a small olive grove beneath the
retaining walls of ancient Melos, where you’ll find
large Dorian walls and column fragments.
amphitheater, to which you’ll have unrestricted access,
still includes seven intact rows of seats and offers a lovely view of the bay. On our way back to the bus,
we will visit the site where the Venus de Milo (now
residing in the Louvre in Paris), was discovered in