Plaka - Klima

A humble Venice amidst the Archipelago. Klima: a floating fishing village with small two-storeyed houses in which people and boats lived together harmoniously, for years and years… The boats occupied the lower part, in the undercut sections – “syrmata” as they were called – while the families of fishermen the loft. An uncommon land-planning system invented by life at sea, pairing need with beauty…White cubes clustered at the fringes of waves, with shutters penetrating the transparent light…A small amphibious settlement built next to the remains of Klima, a large prehistoric city of Milos, which testifies to life’s power to change faces and move on, taming the waves of time…
Higher up, the white line transfers to the brow of the mountain, forming a pretty Cycladic town… Plaka: the capital of Milos, lying on its northern balcony in the shadow of a Venetian castle, gazes the Aegean as it gets angry or calms down, prides itself on its old churches, and embraces life…Present-day life that nests in the beautiful houses and walks among cobbled streets, as well as life of the past that found refuge in its celebrated museum, together with the treasures from Phylakopi and the plaster cast of the “emigrant” Aphrodite.

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...