Zefiria

Zefyria is located in the center of East Milos within a distance of 5,5 km from Adamantas and 9km from Plaka.

It was created by the Venetians in the 13thcentury, it prospered and became the capital of the island due to the existence of pirates and it was deserted in 1767 as it was destroyed by earthquakes and by epidemic caused by the gasses from the cracks which forced its inhabitants to emigrate.

Today Zefyria constitutes a lively rural settlement of about 150 residents and passing from there you can go to Agia Kyriaki beach and Palaiohori beach.

In this settlement, the old cathedral of Milos is preserved: Panaghia Portiani, with the church of Saint Nikolaos built on the same wall, and every fifteenth of August one of the most important festivals of the island takes place in honor of the Virgin Mary.

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  • Area: Zefiria
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