Milos Geological Tour

Pollonia, Milos

MLO-0102   (Tour Code)

Are you curious about the island’s geological origin which is most intriguing characteristic of Milos? Witness the unique geological phenomena of this fascinating volcanic island and learn more about their formations and the significant role the rich subsoil played in the history and culture of the island.

This carefully designed excursion explores the terrain of Milos and the geological history behind it. An experienced escort will lead you into the mining history of Milos with important geological stops: Starting from the renowned Milos Mining Museum where you can see exhibits and photographs of the island’s geological origin as well as see the obsidian collection (which is an absolute must see), later continue to the Salt fields where you will learn about the ancient port of Kanava and its importance from the Middle ages, then pass through the steep entrance of the Crater of Fyriplaka with the century-old cedar trees, see Kalamos (volcano ending) and admire the fumaroles from the observation standpoint of Agia Kyriaki beach. Then, we continue to the highlight of the island or the famous abandoned community of the old Sulphur Mines (Thiorichia) where the actual mines were fully operating until the 1950’s when the site was abandoned abruptly almost overnight. Next you will continue to the Aggeria mine which is the largest active bentonite mine in Europe, when finally the tour ends at the modern Mineral processing factory which is still operating today. 

Tour includes: 18 seat minibus or private car, experienced English speaking escort, midday snack, 0.5lt bottle of water, wet wipes, map 
Tour does not include: Entrance fee to Mining Museum (4 Euros per person in 2017), meals
Pick up: Adamas or Pollonia, Milos (tour starts from the terminals)
Drop off: Adamas or Pollonia, Milos (tour ends at terminals) 

This tour is semi-private for small groups of 2-4, or it can be arranged privately by car for 2-4 persons.

The tour is offered in English and Greek language. Other languages (French, Spanish, Russian) are available upon request at extra cost.

Children (2 - 10 years old) and infants are welcome to participate with parental guidance. 

You are advised to carry cash for the admission to the Mining Museum.  

Please note that part of the tour takes place in an industrial restricted area, inaccessible by individual travelers.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Ideal for anyone who wants to learn about geology and natural materials produced from the soil

The Cycladic Adventures Team

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Entrance fees or tickets extra (payable on the spot) Inform us of special dietary requirements or food allergies Walking or hiking shoes required Be Equipped for a Day in the Sun

Level of Difficulty: Moderate


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MLO-0102
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