Geological Tour

Milos

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 an extensive geological path network of the Milos Mining Museum that reveals 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).

At a glance
-Walk through the impressive white rocks of Papafrangas, roughly shaped spherical pieces of
pumice, bound together in a compact layer.

-Discover the island’s unique geology, its rich mining history and
the exquisite natural environment, so far the secret of Milos is revealed.
Activity details
Duration
5 hours
Language
English
Participants
Up to 3 for private tour & up to 8 for shared tour
Transfer
Available from Pollonia, Adamas and Plaka
Confirmation
Within 24 hours
Refund
30%
For cancellations made up to 48 hours in advance

You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, you will receive your voucher via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.

Itinerary
-Visit Papafragkas cave and view the result of having layers of ash rich in pumice when creeping over a marine environment.

-It follows a short guided tour at Milos Mining Museum, where objects and photographs of the impressive geological particularity of Milos, narrate in their own way the mining history of the island.

-Next stop are the salt fields, where you will learn about the importance of Kanava’s port during the medieval ages up to the early 20th century.

-Pass through the steep entrance of the crater of Firiplaka and continue down on a slippery road that leads to the center of the crater and the old cedar trees.

-Visit the largest active bentonite mine in Europe, Aggeria mine and the new mineral processing factory.
Important info
    -Pick up from Adamas or Plaka at 9:40 AM

    -Inclusions : local taxes, a tour guide, transportation, water and snack

    -You may choose between a private and shared tour, shared tours available on Mondays & Fridays

    -You are kindly advised to arrive at meeting point 5 minutes earlier

    -Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your confirmation voucher

    -Please use the information in your voucher to conatct your curator to arrange the exact meeting point and time

    -You are kindly advise to wear comfortable clothing, training or closed-toe shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun-screen and to have with you a backpack with all necessities such as a towel, your swimming suit etc. 

    -Type of vehicle: Sedan or 4x4

    -Infants up to 2 years old are free of charge

    -The price doesn't include entrance fee in Mining Museum admission (€4/person) and any other additional purchase or personal expense

    -French, Spanish and Russian translators are available on extra charge

    -The program of an excursion can be altered for various reasons (e.g. alteration of weather conditions). The final decision for the scheduled activities depends on the safety of the whole team and remains at the discretion of the curator

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