Plaka - Klima

Following the decline of Phylakopi, the people of Milos built, in the place where Klima lies today, the second largest city of the island, which also served as its first harbour. Only a few stretches of walls remain near the shore.

Modern-day Klima is famous for its beauty and unique architecture. The two-storeyed houses belonged to fishermen, who used to keep their boat in the ground floor and live on the upper floor. 

The ground areas that protected the boats were called syrmata (wires), as their owners used to drag them there tied with thick wires.

Plaka or Chora, built at the foot of a Venetian Castle of the 13th century, is the capital of Milos today.

Its development started after the destruction and abandonment of the old capital of the island, located at the site of contemporary Zefyria.

Plaka offers a unique view to the Aegean and is famous for its Cycladic folk architecture, with narrow cobbled streets and flowery yards.

The Archaeological Museum of Milos is located in Plaka and hosts finds from the prehistoric period as well as a plaster cast of the Aphrodite of Milos, donated by the Louvre Museum.
Plaka - Klima
A humble Venice amidst the Archipelago...