Some of the most impressive, yet often overlooked, gems of Milos are its mines, modern and old. The main characteristic of Milos is its volcanic nature and great geological wealth, factors that have contributed to the development of extensive mining activity throughout the centuries.
With this private visit, we will visit the remains of the ancient and legendary Milos mines, such as the famous manganese mines in the northwest corner of Milos, and the Sulfur Mines, on the steep southeast side of Milos, which constitute open-air museums of the geological history of the island. Our experienced guide tracks the geological efforts of the Melians until they reach modern mining activity, with a visit to the largest active bentonite mine in Europe. The swimming stop of this tour is a unique experience as well since we will swim in the hot springs of Milos.
Participants will explore one of the most original parts of the Milos culture, with an experienced guide, visiting sites that are not easily accessible with a regular vehicle, such as the wildest western side of the island.
This is a Full Day private tour, operated by a 4×4 luxurious vehicle, with the following recommended itinerary:
Aggeria, our first stop at the largest bentonite mine in Europe to witness the rigorous modern mining activity
Kalamos, (end of the volcano) we will admire and visit the observation point of Ag. Kyriaki Beach
Minas Sulpur, a memorable visit to the ghost town of Milos, on the steep hill surrounding the beach
Cabo Vani, the impressive cape in the northwest corner of the island, with the legendary ancient manganese mines, a once in a lifetime experience
Hot springs, to swim in one of Milos’ less known secrets
Empourios, this is an optional stop, in a small waterfront settlement with a traditional tavern, where participants can enjoy local specialties.
It is advisable to bring:
Comfortable shoes with rubber sole
Price per person 126€ by car 4 × 4
Minimum participation: 3 people
Bottled water (0.5lt)
Accompanying guide in English and Greek
Price does not include:
Lunch in Empourios
Transfers from / to the hotel
Any activity not included in the excursion program
Drinks and food