Milos is a beautiful island of volcanic origin in the southwestern end of the Cyclades. Its coastline is full of sandy beaches, pebbled coves and colorful carved rocks. The soil of Milos and its great mineral wealth has contributed to the economic prosperity of the island.
The island has been inhabited since 7000 BC and it has gone through periods of great prosperity and artistic bloom. In 1820 the wonderful sculpture of Venus de Milo was discovered in the field of a villager and it is now one of the most famous exhibits of the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Nowadays the local economy is based on agriculture, tourism and mining. Milos is a popular holiday destination and visitors are enchanted by the dreamy beaches and the traditional fishing villages of the island.
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