Trachilas

Trachilas Beach is located, as you would expect, on the promontory of the same name which forms the northernmost part of Milos. From a geographical perspective, Trachilas is the remnant of one of the two big extinct volcanoes on Milos. The other one is Tsigrado and in both places there is a perlite mine operated by the mining company of Imerys. So even without any specialist knowledge you can state that Milos’ volcanoes quite evidently have left perlite in the ground. In addition to the mine, since 2014 Imerys has had a “winefield” in Trachilas. (The term vineyard seems inappropriate to this plain). Wine was produced here for the first time in the late summer of 2016.

You can reach Trachilas Beach and Nerodafni via the well-made road that leads past Firopotamos to the perlite mine. Alternatively there is a route from the direction of Plathiena. What looks very promising in the photos turns out when looked at more closely to be a very stony beach. Spending some time there is conceivable with something suitable to lie on to make it acceptable but comfortable it isn’t.

Winegrowing in the recultivated area of the perlite mine at Trachilas. Right beside the active mining area which the access road to the beaches at Trachilas and Nerodafni passes. Whereas Trachilas Beach faces north, Nerodafni faces west.

Update 04/20