Venetian Castle of Milos
Venetian Castle of Milos
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chinu89
Philadelphia, PA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wow! The best sunset in Greece. We had just come from Santorini and Oia had an amazing sunset but this one topped it. We had tried to follow Google maps to try and get there initially but it took us through some dirt paths and ultimately to a dead end so best way to reach is to go to the city center at around 630-645 and find a bar named Mosiac. From there the street running parallel to the water (facing the water take a right) is the one you want and follow it all the way up to the castle or one of the view points. There is a steady rush of people going up the stairs so will be hard to miss. Overall a phenomenal experience and a beautiful building but most importantly the highest point in the island (easily reached) to watch the sunset and get views of the entire island.
Written September 17, 2023
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Elena
Rome, Italy9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It’s a deception. The castle does not exist, ruined and there is a Greek church on top of it. Worth visiting only for the sunset view.
Written August 11, 2020
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Traveldogs36
Ottawa, Canada196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Fun hike up to this spot. Make sure you have decent shoes with a grip on sand. Amazing vistas of the town, ocean and Island. A must for photographers
Written August 5, 2020
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alex62
Ermioni, Greece229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Better moment of course to go there during sunset, for the view and the heat. View is great of course but the castle nothing special
Written July 4, 2020
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JohnGladding
Folsom, CA28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you are in Plaka for the day - dining or shopping, this hike is worth the effort. On the way up, stop at one of the churches and ring the bell; keep climbing all the way to the top. If you want photos, it's probably best to avoid sunset; that's when a hundred or so people will climb up to watch the sun go down. The rest of the day it's pretty uninhabited; a few dwellings on the way up but most of the churches are abandoned. The "Castle", if you'd call it that, is a church at the top of the hill. It was locked the two times we visited, but I would imagine for special occasions like Easter they might open it up.
Written September 10, 2019
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,605 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
Above the village of Plaka is a lava dome with very few ruins, mainly stone walls of not the best quality, which is called 'Kastro'. Sometimes in guidebooks it is mentioned as 'Venetian Castle', in which case it would refer to the period 1204 to 1566, when the Venetian Dukes of Naxos ruled the island. Unfortunately not much is known about this place and whatever is left of the castle there is no reason to go up here for it.

The only reason for a visit are the great views, especially also at sunset. On the way up one will go past the Panagia Thalassitra church, which is closed most of the time. Further up is a concrete area for collecting rain water and the chapel Mesa Panagia.
Written July 31, 2019
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GlobeTrotting739004
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
From the castle you can see all around Milos. There is not much info or anything to experience this as a historical sight but I would recommend it for a visit. The place needs more cleaning as visitors seem happy to throw their empty bottles and other trash around..
Written July 20, 2019
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Fat007
Broseley, UK79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Worth the trek as you get a fabulous panoramic view of the island. Popular at evening for the sunset is seekers.
Written July 6, 2019
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Daniel P
Hillsborough, NC79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
So, it's interesting to see the old castle walls but there really isn't much inside. Extremely difficult to find, the streets are a maze. However, amazing panoramic views once you get to the top. Tip: behind the castle area at the bottom of the hill is an elevator that will take you to the top. Easiest way to get there, absolutely worth the 1€.
Written May 7, 2019
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Ioana_Stoica
Toronto, Canada93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
A lot of stairs but well worth it and you can take breaks on the way up. You'll be rewarded with the best view of the island. Perfect sunset spot! The castle district used to be inhabited before people moved to Plaka, and you'll see remnants of houses and cobblestone paths, which are quite charming.
Written April 6, 2019
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