North of Adamas lies the classical center of Milos. Plaka is the largest of a cluster of four villages that huddle beneath a small crag and it is the island capital. Easily the prettiest town on the island, Plaka is an unspoilt chora of whitewashed houses and warren-like streets opening up to reveal some of the best views in the southern Aegean. Dominating the town is a volcanic mound topped with chapels and the remains of the old Venetian Kastro.

A mile south, the narrow village of Trypiti–-"perforated" from the catacombs in the cliffside nearby–-runs from a windmill topped hill down to the fishing hamlet of Klima, with its string of colorful waterfront fishermen's houses.

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