In the far northeast of Milos, across the strait from the neighbouring island of Kimolos, lies Pollonia. The old heart of the settlement is a picture postcard fishing village. The small harbour promenade in particular looks like something from a bygone age. But in recent years, more and more tavernas and fish restaurants, some of them excellent, have been established. So especially in high season the port wakes up to unexpectedly vigorous life in the evening hours. Many locals also like to come to Pollonia from further away to eat, so the parking space situation is now about as difficult as it is in Adamas. Pollonia has profited greatly from this development. The gastronomy has enriched the village but at the same time, the old charm has been retained.
View of the Pelekouda district, the most north-easterly point of Milos. Here the strait between Milos and Kimolos measures only 1 km. On the right in the background is the uninhabited neighbouring island of Polyegos to which you can take a boat trip from Pollonia.
Pelekouda lies to the north of the old heart of the village on a promontory. It consists mainly of numerous new dwellings, mostly small guesthouses which nevertheless sit well with the village idyll. Anyone who finds Adamas too loud and lively, will find here in Pollonia an alternative providing a somewhat more tranquil stay. Especially outside the high season, you will find real peace here thanks to the seclusion, disturbed only now and then by a cock crow or the chugging of a boat’s diesel engine. Since it’s a bit of a risk relying on the bus services, a hire car is definitely recommended if you’re staying in Pollonia. Pollonia offers anyone who dislikes the summer heat a benefit not to be underestimated. The north wind always provides the village with pleasantly fresh sea air which one learns to appreciate especially at night.
Between Pollonia and Psathi port on Kimolos there is a regular boat service, so there is an opportunity for a daytrip to the neighbouring island.
Lying off the north coast by Pollonia and conspicuous because of the typical viewing direction at sunset is Kalogeros. This distinctive cliff soaring steeply from the water is made of the same rock as the Glaronisia islands situated nearby. Boat trips from Pollonia towards Glaronisia therefore pass directly by Kalogeros. Its unusual surface only becomes clear from close up.