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154 milos

Milos, another beautiful island visited by Eva.

This next card shows the beach of Sarakiniko in the north of the island, as Eva says "a landscape you wouldn't expect to find in there". But since Milos is a volcanic island, there are some "nature's miracles" you can find. Eva wrote also that swimming among these white "ghost stones" is really special, but that they get terribly hot during the day. I can imagine that, but still it looks like a great place to visit!

The island however is known not only for its landscape, it is especially famous for the statue of Aphrodite,the "Venus de Milo", which now can be found in the Louvre. The statue is quite characteristic, with both of her arms missing. It is thought to be created by Alexandros of Antioch between 130 and 100 BC. Its name comes from the fact that is was discover on the island of Milos. It was 8 April 1820, and it was found by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas, inside the ancient city ruins of Milos, the current village of Tripiti.

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in the Aegean Sea
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distance travelled
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source: Jacopo Della Porta
source: ptorrodellas


  1. This is the very first place we swam during the holidays. We arrived there in the late afternoon, the water was cold... but we couldn't resist without trying it! Then we came back in the morning, two or three days after. That was where I experimented that hot. But it's still a magic place.

    It was disappointing not to see the Venus there, after all.



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