Milos Religious

Among the simple whitewashed churches of Milos lie some interesting gems. The Church of Agia Triada is a lovely white church in the centre of Adamas village and the second oldest Orthodox church on the island, featuring rare icons and double headed wooden eagles. There are two colourful mosaics by a local artist that decorate the entrance.


The Church of Panagia Thalassitra, patron of sailors, lies in Kastro above Plaka, commanding one of the best spots on the island and one of the most photographed churches with the stone bell tower.
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The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Siderianos represented a safe haven from pirates and is connected to miracles on the island. It is well intact for its age and a veritable historic edifice.
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The Church of Agios Georgios in Pera Triovassalos with a magnificent view also has mosaics by folk artist Petros Rapanakis, as well as a marble slab at the entrance depicting Saint George on a horse. Note also icons from the Byzantine Cretan school.
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The Church of Agios Spyridon is the main church of Plaka and has been united with the smaller one, Agia Marina, to form a unique design.
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The church of Panagia in Kipos from the 5th century is reputed to be the oldest church from the Byzantine era. It contains parts of a marble sarcophagus from the Hellenistic period.
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The church of Panagia Portiani is the only one left in Zefiria village, and has been united with Agios Haralambos by an archway. The old painted walls are particularly interesting.
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The Church of Panagia ton Rodon or Virgin of the Roses is a Catholic church commissioned by the French proconsul in 1823, complete with the coat of arms of King Louis XVI on its lintel. Louis Brest, the Church’s founder, is buried in the church.
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The Dormition of the Virgin and Agios Haralambos is the largest charch in Adamas, built in 1870 by refugees from Crete. Stunning icons from the old capital of Milos include the silver plated one of Panagia Portiani. Note the talented mosaics by Kavourdakis, made with local pebbles.
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Panagia Korfiatissa houses a gold-plated epitaphios (tomb of Christ) originally from the Kastro church, Mesa Panaghia, in addition to other religious artefacts from abandoned churches of the island.
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