The Christian catacombs of Milos are more impressive in terms of their meaning than in terms of what is actually visible. Anyone who looks into the history of early Christianity and imagines how the persecuted Christians secretly interred their dead here, will understand the meaning of this site. However, the fact is that you can walk through the accessible part of the catacombs in a few minutes, even if the official information promises more.
In 2009 the entire site was renovated, in particular the access and the external areas and the interior lighting was also improved. In this way the catacombs acquired at least the appearance of a historic site worth visiting, which had not been so much the case before. The interior is still not all accessible even now. Several of the burial chambers and passages in the depths of the mountain still remain hidden from visitors.
In any event, the catacombs of Milos are worth a visit. After all, they bear witness to a very important part of the story of early Christianity and hence to a major element of the cultural identity of the island of Milos.
Just before exiting the village of Tripiti on the northern side, you follow the signed road to the car park above the catacombs. So in one visit you can complete the “Tripiti triple cultural combo” in combination with a visit to the Ancient Theatre and the place where the Aphrodite statue was found.
Just before the car park, an unmade road leads to the Roman Theatre. The place where the statue of Aphrodite was found also lies on this route.
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