The Catacombs of MilosThe Catacombs of Milos

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    The catacombs are really famous on the Milos island region. But very singular spot Andreas!
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      Cool description Andreas. And thanks for the tips!
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      Yes, and you added a plan!
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      Yes, 5!
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      Yep, perfect!
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      Cool work Andreas!
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The Catacombs of Milos are considered to be the most important early Christian monument of worship in all of Greece.

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The Catacombs of Milos are one of the three most significant catacombs from the 74 discovered worldwide, among those of Rome, and the Holy Land. It is possible that the Catacombs of Milos are older than Rome's. As an early-Christian monument, it belongs to the entire Christiandom, as opposed to a single branch of the Christian faith or to any particular denomination.

Perhaps only a small part of a sizable necropolis at the foothills of the village of Trypiti, the Catacombs of Milos were used by the early christians first as a burial site and later also as a place of worship and a refuge after persecution by the Romans became widespread.

Depending on time of day and season, the wait might be longer than the time you’ll be allowed inside the Catacombs of Milos.

Half a kilometer away from the Catacombs lies the discovery site of Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos) the famous statue of the Hellenistic period now on exhibit at the Louvre Museum in Paris. A life-size replica of the statue is on exhibit at the Milos Archaeological Museum in Plaka.

The ancient, Greco-Roman marble theater is located right next to the discovery site of Venus de Milo , along with ruins of the walls of the ancient city as well as a few remnants of a Christian-era baptistry. Visitors can enjoy the magnificent view of the bay of Milos from an elevated position.

Visit Klima, a nearby settlement featuring the unique "syrmata" dwellings, for sightseeing and perhaps lunch.

My personal recommendations: 

The island of Milos is best visited in May-June and September-October. Most visitors gravitate in July-August when the weather is at its best (hottest) but prices then are higher.

How getting there: 

Once in Milos, take the bus to Trypiti and get off at the Catacombs stop, 3 stops before the terminal stop at the Trypiti village center. The catacombs are about half a kilometer downhill from there.

If you travel by car or moped, access is even easier. At the catacombs stop, coming from Plaka, make a right turn into the road leading to the Catacombs (left turn if coming from Trypiti) and follow the winding road downhill for about 0.5 kilometer, past the "Methysmeni Politeia" restaurant, the Agios Fanourios church and the site of discovery of Venus de Milo, to the dead end into the Catacombs parking lot. Follow then the steps leading to the Catacombs plateau, for about 100 meters to the entrance.

There is adequate signage in English so it's practically impossible to get lost.

A tip to eat: 

Three restaurants in the village of Trypiti are within walking distance. There is also a restaurant in the nearby settlement of Klima.

A tip to sleep: 

Lodging is available anywhere in Milos. Close-by villages are Trypiti and Plaka.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

Tuesday - Saturday: 8:30 AM — 1:30 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM — 3:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Visit duration: 

20 Minutes or more

Entry fees: 

Admittance: €2
Senior Citizens: €1
Students (EU): Free

Access security: 

Closed on Mondays. Hard to access for people with kinetic disabilities. Some walking is required from parking lot.