Milos Island in Greece is known for its horse shoe shape and for its hospitality. Milos is part of the Cycladic chain of islands that rest cozily in the Aegean Sea. It is believed that this captivating island has been inhabited since 7,000 B.C. and with the discoveries that had been made it is obvious that the ancient ones found great use for the black volcanic rock called obsidian as tools and weapons made from this have been found. It is also believed that there was a thriving export business going at that time as obsidian from the island has been found as far away as Egypt.
Milos is possibly most famous for the finding of the statue of Aphrodite better known as the Venus de Milo in the Louvre in Paris. The statue was actually found by a George Kentrotas who was digging in his field and came across a cave and found half of the Venus statue. He had to dig further to find the other half, then it was bargained and bought from Kentrotas by the Turkish fleet that was stationed near-by, but in March of 1821 the French Consul, the Marquis de Riviers managed to buy the statue and made a gift of it to the King of France, Louis XVIII and thus it was placed in the Louvre for millions to enjoy.
For those who love to explore the history of a location there are many museums and catacombs for you to explore, if you prefer there are a vast array of water sports to be had on the island from snorkeling to yachting. The island has an astonishing selection of beaches to choose from and you could enjoy a new beach every day. If you would rather go sight-seeing on your own there is car and moped rental available and there are many excursions offered throughout the summer months.
Also you will not have to worry about a place to stay either as there are many lovely hotels on the island just waiting to spoil you with their outstanding views of the Aegean with its remarkable crystal blue-green waters. There are also a variety of shops for those who cannot pass by without looking, in each village you will find something special. There are also some lovely restaurants and cafes on the island that offer the traditional foods of the island.
No matter where you decide to visit in Greece there is always an adventure waiting for you. Milos is one of the best island in Greece and there is no doubt your stay there will be quite enjoyable whether you seek adventure or to just relax on the beach with your toes in the sand.
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