Traditional Villages - Milos Island

Traditional Villages

Klima, Mantrakia, Fyropotamos, Areti, Aghios Konstantinos, Fourkovouni and Empoureio are the main traditional settlements of Milos and they are small fishing harbors. They are built on small creeks, dug on soft stone or on the natural concavities of the rocks and they are of a rare island architecture.

A visit to these settlements will certainly make a good impression on you as their colors and vividness are impressive. A special characteristic of these settlements are the “syrmata” , which are undercut accommodation next to the sea, painted in vivid colors originally used for the protection of the fishermen’s boats during the winter and in times of bad weather, but later on they were turned into fishermen’s houses and summer accommodation.