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The main port, Adamas

greece greek islands cyclades milosMilos' busy, friendly main port, Adamas, (pop. 1200) is where most tourists stay. If arriving by ferry you will notice mineral formations at Arkoudas (Bears) just before turning into the vast harbor.

Buses from Adamas Square. easily connect with the rest of the island. Although not the most beautiful part of Milos, Adamas' cobble-stoned streets are where most of the night life and creature comforts are to be found.

In 1836, Sfakia village Cretans, fleeing their war torn island and Turkish reprisals, founded Adamas and brought their most sacred religious items with them which may be seen in the towns' two largest churches: Aghia Triada and Aghios Haralambos. Ag. Haralambos has a clock tower at the summit of the town.

There's a Mining Museum along the waterfront, which shows much about Milos' geological history.

West of town, in a cave, you can ease your aches and pains in the warm and sulfurous Municipal Spa Baths. The cave is divided into three bathrooms. (8-1, daily, fee, bring your own towel).

Just beyond the Spa baths, you'll find Lagada Beach This beach is popular with families. The Crimean War French Soldiers Memorial at Bombada is a short walk away. Further along on the reed strewn path bubbling mud pools lead the way to the Volcano, which is actually just a steaming fissure in the rock.

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