Posted: 25 July 2013
Kalimera everyone from the scrumptious olive capital of the world, Kalamata.
Since we last talked, we have visited Milos, where we have been before but the MacPhersons haven’t. Here we had decided to leave Midi for a couple of days and visit the island of Thira, Santorini. Here is a snippet of our story:
Back on Milos we had to have a day of relaxation, although Bruce & Nick did take in the local mining museum. Milos is renowned for its mining of perlite (kitty litter), Kaolin and in the past Manganese, iron ore and sulphur among other things. The next morning we caught the local bus up the hill and visited the Catacombs, which were the subterranean cemetery of the first Christians in Milos, dating from the first century AD. Magnificent.
We finally left the sea wall and motored down the western coast to a place called Kleftiko which is on the southern coast of Milos. Not that we have seen them but imagine that these would be like the white cliffs of Dover. White hillsides cascading down to blue, clear seas with caves that we could drive the dinghy through – unbelievable! We anchored in 8mtrs over a beautiful white sand bottom.
We spent the next morning gunkholing in the dinghy in and out of caves and marvelling at the rock in its many forms. Too hard to decide the best photos, so here is lots.