Milos is a quiet, traditional island with a huge variety of landscapes and is sometimes known as the 'Geology Museum of the World'. It is a volcanic island with hot springs, gently rolling hills, an atmospheric lunar landscape, excellent beaches with fine, golden sand and rocks of incredible colours from the sulphur, barite, alum, betonite, perlite and kaolin that are found here. Milos has been inhabited from pre-neolithic times due to its rich minerals and ores. Its deep blue waters bubble with natural thermal springs and its coastline is dramatically indented with fjord like inlets. Milos is also the place where the Statue of Venus was discovered - now housed in the Louvre. For such a quiet seeming place, Milos is a gem. You may just want to relax in beautiful surroundings whilst on holiday in your Greek villa. However, Milos is one of those islands where you wouldn't want to miss out on seeing its natural and varied beauty. How to Get There There is an airport on the island close to Adamas, the main town of the island. Olympic Airways operate one flight per day from Athens International Airport (AIA) to Milos. Alternatively, there are regular ferry boats from Pireaus to Milos taking between 4 1/2 - 6 hours depending upon the route.