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Why does Fodors omit Milos?

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Why does Fodors omit Milos?

We are planning to spend a week in September on a Greek Island, and are looking for just one destination. We are most interested in beautiful beaches with interesting rock formations, traditional architecture and good local food. Milos seems to have it all - so why does Fodors not even mention it in their Greek Islands travel guide?

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1. Re: Why does Fodors omit Milos?

Fodors -->> Bin/Trash can

Milos is slagged off/omitted in most guide books primarily due to the mining scars in some areas of the island, however there is more to the island than that. Some people of course will be interested in the geology of the island.

it's all the better in my view as it's more a working island than a tourist trap like say nearby Santorini.

You can go to villages like Plaka, Trypiti and the views are the equal of Santorini without the tourist tat shops and cruise ship crowds. From there you can wander down to Klima one of a number of very traditional looking villages with their boat houses etc. On the way down an ancient theatre and so on.

You've mentioned the rock formations which again is good reason to go there. Good beaches which Santorini does not have as well.

In some ways a non-mention is a good thing....

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2. Re: Why does Fodors omit Milos?

Fodor's doesn't mention any of the Western Cyclades Islands except Folegandros. It also omits Amorgos, the Little Cyclades, and many others. Fodor's sends me a free copy, but I never use it.

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3. Re: Why does Fodors omit Milos?

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