Geological Tour (Semi Private)
Milos Geological Tour
The greatest and most intriguing characteristic of Milos for the conscious visitor is its volcanic nature and geological wealth, which this carefully designed tour allows to explore.
Based on the Miloterranean Geo Walks an extensive geological path network oftheMilos Mining Museum thatreveals the terrain of Milos and the geological history behind it in 6 routes, this tour includes parts of Route No3 (Sulphur Mines), Route No2 (Volcano) and No4 (Aggeria).
Our stops include:
-Mining museum, Obsidian collection
Short guided tour at the Milos Mining Museum. Exhibitsand photographs of the exhibition showcase the impressive geological particularity of Milos and narrate in their own way the mining history of the island; the Milos obsidian collection is an absolute must-see.
Next stop are the Salt fields. With the help and knowledge of our experienced escort, we will go through the history of the Salt fields and learn about the port of Kanava and its importance from the Middle Ages, leading up to the early 20th century.
-Crater of Fyriplaka, with the century-old cedar trees
We will pass through the steep entrance of the crater and continue down a slippery road that leadsto a clearing right in the center of the crater,wherethe old cedar trees abide.
-Kalamos (volcano ending) we will admire thefumaroles and visit the observation standpoint of Ag. Kyriaki beach
-Sulphur Mines, the phantom city of Milos, where the actual mines were open, and the miners had created an entire, almost completely independent community, until the 1950s, when the site was abandoned almost overnight and the operation of the mines was ceased abruptly. We will wander the imposing site, with the gaping entrance to the mines and the abandoned houses and ruins of the the miners’ community; this is a unique stop as the site is not easily accessible with a regular vehicle.
-Aggeria mine (largest active bentonite mine in Europe)
-Modern Mineral processing factory
Includes: 0,5lt bottled water, midday snack, map, wet wipes
Does not include: Mining Museum admission (5 euros/pp, 2 euros for students & 65+)
Available languages: English, Greek.
Comfortable attire is recommended.