Top things to do in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Ruins in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Ancient Theatre & Catacombs

Clinging to a lonely patch of hillside just below Trypiti, this large Roman-era theatre entertained the citizens of Ancient Melos from the 1st to the 4th century AD. It was rediscovered in 1735 but only around a ten…
Museum in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Archaeological Museum of Melos

This handsome neoclassical building contains some riveting exhibits, including a plaster cast of local lass, the Venus de Milo, who now resides in the Louvre (much to the consternation of her fellow islanders). The …
Mezedhes in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Bakalikon Galanis

Retro shop stock (tinned goods, matchboxes, pantyhose etc) line the walls of this atmospheric mezedhopoleio (mezedhes bar), a local favourite. Tick off your selections on the printed menu – saganaki (fried cheese), …
Monument in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Catacombs of Melos

Greece’s only Christian catacombs, on the slopes below Trypiti, date from the 1st century and were the burial site for some of the earliest believers. Over 2000 people were interred within the 183m network of tunnel…
Fortress in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos


Signs mark the path climbing to Plaka's hilltop fortress, built by the Venetians on the ancient acropolis. Little of the structure remains, but the views from the top stretch right over the island. On the way up, ca…
Greek in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos


Every evening, diners are lured to the little square below Trypiti's church by the wafting smells of sizzling meat on the grill. It's all organic and raised on the owner's farm.
Architecture in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos


Tiny, photogenic Klima clings to the beachfront cliff face below Trypiti. It offers the best example of Milos’ syrmata (traditional fishers' huts), where the downstairs, with brightly painted doors, are used for rou…
Taverna in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos


The whole cheerful family is involved at this top-notch taverna in a picturesque lane. Classic Greek dishes have an assured touch and range from grilled vegetables with haloumi to grilled swordfish to lamb with pota…
Museum in Plaka, Trypiti & Triovasalos

Milos Folk & History Museum

Peruse traditional costumes, woven goods and household artefacts in a series of traditionally furnished rooms, right by the main church courtyard.