“It is not only a picturesque island but also holds great significance as the site of Greece’s most significant early Christian monuments.
The Catacombs of Milos is an intricate network of underground tombs on the island,” says Atlas Obscura, the US travel website. These ancient catacombs, which were carved out of soft volcanic rock and estimated to date back to the first century, are believed to predate even those in Rome. Housing 291 arcosolia and floor tombs are said to have been the final resting place for over 2,000 individuals.
The catacombs were used for the burial of early Christians and provided a fascinating glimpse into the island’s religious and cultural history.
The special characteristics of the island are also highlighted by the French travel website Generation Voyage which describes Milos’ caves as “ideal for exploration”. At the same time, other French-language media, such as the Canadian Journal de Montreal, include Milos in the list of the nine best islands of Greece, while Vogue praises the island’s beaches.