Geology-Beaches-Therapeutic Hot Springs

Geology-Beaches-Therapeutic Hot Springs

Milos, along with Santorini, presents the most interesting volcanic geology in Greece.

The island consists, almost exclusively, of volcanic rocks, while its subsoil is rich in minerals and deposits.

The extraction, processing and trading of the volcanic minerals of Milos have always been its main wealth-producing resource.

Milos is the largest centre for the production and exploitation of perlite in the E.E., while there are also deposits of kaolinite, pozzolana, sulfur, barite and gypsum in smaller quantities.

The island also has the finest sources of obsidian, which was used in the construction of tools from the late Middle Stone Age/Mesolithic Period.

Along its shores, which extend to 126 kilometres, there are 70 small and large deep blue beaches - sandy shores and beaches formed by impressive volcanic rocks, such as Sarakiniko and Theiafes.

Milos possesses one of the largest geothermal grounds in the world and is famous for its therapeutic hot springs (33οC to 44οC) which became known early on thanks to Hippocrates’ reference to them.
Geology-Beaches-Therapeutic Hot Springs
Milos: a vivid memory from the earth’s unsettled childhood...