Top things to do in Plaka & Trypiti

Top Choice Monument in Plaka & Trypiti


Greece’s only Christian catacombs, signposted from Plaka, date from the 1st century and were the burial site for early believers. Around 5000 people are buried here; a guide takes you on a 15-minute tour of the eeri…
Top Choice Cycladic in Plaka & Trypiti


The whole cheerful family is involved at this top-notch taverna in a picturesque laneway setting. Classic Greek dishes have an assured touch and range from grilled vegetables with manouri (soft cheese) to grilled sw…
Cycladic in Plaka & Trypiti


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; choose from sausage, beef with figs o…
Museum in Plaka & Trypiti

Archaeology Museum

This handsome neoclassical building contains some riveting exhibits, including a plaster cast of the Venus de Milo – the original was likely carved from Parian marble around 100 BC, was found on Milos by a local far…
Cafe in Plaka & Trypiti


This old-world cafe is a perfect pit stop for breakfast or coffee, but it’s mostly worth stopping by to try some local specialities: karpouzopita (watermelon cake or pie), unique to Milos and Folegandros, and ladeni…
Fortress in Plaka & Trypiti


Signs mark the path climbing to the hilltop fortress, built on the ancient acropolis and offering panoramic views of the island. The 13th-century church, Thalassitras, lies inside the walls.
Museum in Plaka & Trypiti

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.