According to the Greek Mythology, the island took its name from the first Inhabitant's name, "Milos", but terminologicaly it is more likely to derive from the ancient word "Vilos" which meant sheep. The well known statue of Aphrodite was found in Milos in 1820 and is nowdays exhibited in the Louvre museum. A replica of the statue is exchibited in the archaeological museum of Milos, in Plaka.
Milos is famous for having more than 75 beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. Due to its volcanic nature there is a wide variety of different landscapes and morphology. This is why you can find beaches with white sand, golden sand, rocks, stones in various colours and various other minerals.
There are organized beaches and isolated ones, each one with different colours, different sea depth and different composition. Feel free to explore them all with a car rental from Tourlakis cars! Milos is the 5th largest island of Cyclades with 5.000 inhabitants.