On Friday I rose at the now completely familiar hour of 4:45am, got my stuff together as quietly as I could and left my Athens accommodation under the lightening sky.
I walked through Plaka’s quiet stone laneways, scented with Night-flowers and freshly baking breads down to Monastrika station.
My first destination of the day was the port of Pireaus where I would then get my 7am ferry to Milos, arriving at 10:45am.
Milos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete, and the southwestern-most island in the Cyclades group.
Milos is also famous for the Venus de Milos statue, which was found by a farmer in a buried niche near the village of Tripiti in 1820. The statue now stands in the Louve in Paris.
Milos is a large island (well as far as Greek Islands go), and its harbour, Adamas, is also the largest village on the island. You can hire scooters, motorbikes and cars to visit the other villages as they are all pretty close together in terms of distance, and there is also a regular bus between the larger villages.
Milos is also pretty famous for its beaches. Don’t like sand? there are pebble ones and rocky ones further down the island. The best part of Milos is that its quiet, so there is really nothing to do than read that book, work on your tan and determine who has the best ice cream in town.