Hiking is an activity that has not yet developed in Milos unlike other islands of the Cyclades. But, those who decide to walk, will have the opportunity to get to know a different, but equally beautiful, face of the island. The paths of Milos - which are not marked and organized - will lead you to the beaches of the island but also to locations that are definitely worth "discovering". Depending on which walking route you choose, you have the opportunity to visit the Catacombs, which are among the most remarkable in Europe, - after those of Rome, the archaeological site of the prehistoric capital of Milos Phylakopi, the lagoon at Rivari, the idyllic beaches of Papafraga , of Sarakinikos, of Agia Kyriaki, of Plathiena, the special Emburio, the old mines in Vani, the Roman theater but also the current settlements of the island: Chora tis Plaka, Tripiti with the windmills and the port, Adamantas. Milos also has the largest network of dirt roads in the Cyclades, which are accessible only by 4X4 vehicles and by...walkers. The paths that once existed for the movement of the inhabitants have unfortunately not been preserved, except for a few very small sections.
It is worth the journey just for the amazing view from Prophet Ilias!.. The "archaeological trail" of the island is short in length and very easy, while at the same time it passes through the archaeological sites of the island (that's why we gave it this name). Visit the Catacombs in Trypiti first and go up to the parking lot. Long before you reach it you will see the path to the left. You follow it, moving parallel to the ancient walls while you have a view of the sea and Klima. As soon as you exit the Roman Theater follow the path to the right and after exiting above the Theater turn left into the alley. You will quickly reach the location of Three Churches where the Baptistery is located and you will follow the path to the small church of Prophet Elias, which can be seen on the hill in front of you. You will inevitably pass through a field and climb the approximately 50 flat stairs that will lead you to the small church, from where the view will enchant you. You return from the same road and continue straight from the Baptistery until you meet the sign informing about the spot where the Venus of Milos was discovered.
The route starts from Zefyria, once the center of smugglers and goes towards the airport and the greenhouses. It then passes through the Stolii area and between two hills, parts of the volcano. Soon he encounters a peculiar meadow-like landscape and with a little searching here you will find the vapors. The beach of Agia Kyriaki is very close (you can already see it) and an old mule path leads to it. A refreshing dip is what you need!..
One of the most impressive routes in Greece! And the reason we give it this designation is the white volcanic formations of the northern coastline along which the route moves. Walking along this path you have the opportunity to see the famous Sarakiniko and Papafraga, the archaeological site of Phylakopi - from where your path will start - and the beautiful settlement of Mandrakia where you will end up. Most of the time you will be walking on sand, rocks or fields but you will hardly get lost. A little attention is needed in the section from Sarakiniko to Mandrakia where the path is completely lost, but you can use the dirt road.
The route starts from the old ferro-manganese mines at Cape Vani where you can reach either by car or by boat from Adamantas port. You will walk on the dirt road of Xerokambos towards Ambourdektaki (located near the bay of Agios Dimitrios) and you will continue on the hunters' path which will lead you to the picturesque Empurios. From there, you will easily (from the main dirt road) reach the lagoon at Rivari, Faturena and finally you will climb to Agia Marina.