Discovered in 1820 near the village of Trypiti on the island of Milos, the sculpture is believed to be the work of famous ancient Greek sculptor Praxiteles. Depicting the Goddess of Beauty it was created around 100 BC. It currently is one of the centrepiece exhibits at the Louvre museum in Paris. Visit the Archeological museum of Milos and see a life-size replica of the original sculpture. Come discover our island and learn why the Goddess of Beauty and Love was born on Milos!
In Klima, half a kilometre from the village of Tripiti and at a height of 150 meters above the surface of the sea, you can find the  Catacombs of Milos carved into the volcanic stone ; a religious monument of great value and interest. There are seventy four catacombs in Europe, Asia and Africa but those of Milos, Rome and the Holy Lands are considered to be the 3 most important of the Christian era. These catacombs date from the first to the fifth centuries and are said the be the second oldest in the world (after the ones in Rome). The subterranean caves were used by the earliest Christians as a burial site, and although much of the decoration has been eroded over time, exploring the tunnels makes for a fascinating peek into ancient history.
Close to the waterfront in the port town of Adamas is the Byzantine church of the Holy Trinity, a  striking three nave basilica with a vaulted dome. The church is not only an example of rare religious architecture, it also houses a spectacular collection of religious artefacts and objects that have been in use on Milos over the centuries.  The earliest of these is an Icon from Crete that dates to the 14th century. Both the architecture and the artefacts are a testimony to the prosperity of the island's past.
Located very close to the catacombs, the Ancient Theatre of Milos is one of the most important archaeological finds on the island.  Extremely well preserved, the theater boasts incredible sea views and is a wonderful place to watch the sunset.  Sit on its marble benches and travel back in time to an age where theater was more than entertainment, it was a way of life.
The island’s main archaeological museum is housed in a small, neoclassical building in the capital town of Plaka.   Just inside the entrance of the museum is a life-size replica of the Venus de Milo. A series of galleries, in chronological order, exhibit artefacts from the 4th millennium BC  up to the Christian times telling the early history of the island. The largest collection of artifacts on display are the diverse objects recovered from the archaeological site of Phylakopi – including  many unique  clay figurines of humans and animals.
Perched on the edge of a cliff are the remains of the ancient port of Phylakopi. During the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC this was the most important harbour in the Aegean – linking mainland Greece with Crete. Still clearly visible are the robust fortifications, a megaron which recalls the Mycenean Palaces, and a sanctuary in which many beautiful clay figurines of humans and animals were recovered during archaeological excavations in the 1970s.  
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