THE UNIQUE BEAUTY OF MILOS
Also known as "The Island of Colours" thanks to its volcanic origin, Milos is the fifth largest island in the Cyclades. Its shape resembles a horseshoe, as the two sides of the island are joined by a narrow isthmus. Its fame has spread thanks to the Aphrodite of Milos, the famous statue that is better known as the "Venus de Milo."
Milos is a versatile location with over 80 splendid and quite different beaches with waters of every imaginable shade of green and blue. Complemented by unspoiled traditional beauty and and historical sights, it offers something for everyone.
Milos is naturally accessible by sea. There are ferry boats leaving from Pireaus and stopping in Milos all year round, with the itineraries becoming more tentative as the summer season reaches its peak. Sailing time varies according to vessel and route, with the high-speed ferry making the one-way trip in 2-4 hours. Once in Adamas port, the Santa Maria Village complex is 5 minutes away by car.
If you are coming to Milos via ferry and bringing your own car, or other transportation, you may find clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to get to the Santa Maria Village here. If you still have questions please don't hesitate to let us know.
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Both Adamas airport and the port are not more than a few minutes drive from the Santa Maria resort.
- If you have made arrangements with the Santa Maria Luxury Suites for a airport/port transfer, the white and blue Santa Maria Village mini bus will be waiting for you outside the airport/port.
- If your agreement with us does not include a hotel transfer, you can hire a taxi to bring you to the resort.
- If you are coming to Milos via ferry and bringing your own car, or other transportation, you may find clear and easy-to-follow instructions on how to get to the Santa Maria Village here. If you still have questions please don't hesitate to let us know.
ADAMAS AT YOUR FEET
The Santa Maria Luxury Suites are within walking distance (1400m) to the center of Adamas. Enjoy a cool afternoon stroll along the beach and spend the rest of the evening exploring Adama's multitude of museums, shops, restaurants and bars, nestled in traditional Cycladean architecture - or buy an ice-cream and have a seat on one of the wooden seaside benches, watching and sailboats and yachts as they come and go.
Just a short walk (400m) from the Santa Maria Village entrance, you'll find Papikinou beach, one of the most popular beaches of Milos, and the closest one to Adamas. Rent an umbrella and enjoy food and beverages from one of the cafes and restaurants serving on the beach, rent a windsurfing board from the club, or simply lay your towel under one of the many trees which provide ample shade all along the beach, and relax!
PRIVATE AND QUIET
The Santa Maria Luxury Suites are located on the easternmost contour of the outskirts of Adamas, on a plot of land which is separate from the rest of the Santa Maria Village tourist complex. This ensures that, while all the comforts and facilities of the hotel are readily available, the Suites enjoy a considerable amount of privacy. It also ensures that, while all the beauty and wonder that Milos has to offer is directly accessible, when it's time for rest and relaxation the environment is one of serenity and quiet.
UNMISSABLE MILOS DESTINATIONS
Situated on the north shore of the island, Sarakiniko is made up of strange looking greyish - white rocks that can have amazing shapes often compared to a moonscape. The local people often refer to the scenic landscape of Sarakiniko as Lunar. Sarakiniko is the most photographed landscape in the Aegean.
The famous cove of Kleftiko (Bandits' Lair) was an old pirates' hideout and now one of the most popular tourist attractions in Milos island. It is famous for its crystal-clear water, elaborate caves and imposing rock formations. You haven't seen Milos island if you haven't visited Kleftiko at least once!
In the east side of Milos lies Paliorema, a bay with crystal clear waters and yellowish pebbles, colored by the sulphur. There the sulphur mine of Victor Melas used to be in operation, the oldest business for the mining of sulphur all over Greece The sulphur mines, the Theioryheia, were in operation until 1960, and their installations still remain to this day.