Spinach and Feta Greek Pasta Salad in the Cycladic Island of Milos

Milos is the psychedelic island of the goddess Aphrodite in the Mediterranean. Less frequented than other Aegean islands, Milos or Melos hoards some of the most incredible beaches on the planet. This discreet cyclade, where the Venus de Milo was found, preserves the appeal of its impossible landscapes, the charm of its picturesque villages and a leisurely way of life, from another time.

Milos is a bewildering island in its extreme simplicity, which can still boast of being wild and honest. Its physiognomy reveals a Mediterranean softness, but also the abrupt features of its volcanic past and the psychedelia that the minerals of its land granted it. In a matter of seconds, it is possible to go from leafy green to extreme dryness to finish in all possible blues.

We arrived in Athens and we went to the subway. It is well indicated and easy to reach. Then we took out a ticket in the machines. We see some Chileans who were fighting with the machine because they only saw it in Greek and they had not seen the little flag of English. Up to Monastiraki it takes about 40 minutes and it seems better option to go by bus.

There is enough room to sit, air conditioned and fast. We got off at Monastiraki and from here to the hotel it does not take two minutes because it is almost next to the metro stop. We leave things in the hotel and we go in search of the popular restaurant but whenever we have gone we have found it closed. So we go with the idea that today is not rest day because it is not closed for holidays or for anything else.

We go down the street of the restaurant and surprisingly it is open! And there was a free table outside. We ordered feta, olives, grilled calamari and hamburger, water and bread. From here I walk to the hotel and rest, which has been a long day.

Cycladic Island of Milos

Day 2

We got up around 8 to have breakfast. We go to the subway and then comes the train that goes to the airport. At the airport we have the auto check-in machines so we chose the seat and printed the boarding passes. And wait for the flight. The plane that leads to Milos is a small elite turbo, with nine rows. The flight time is 25 minutes. At the airport we have the car waiting for us.

They take us to Adamas. We do the paperwork and they tell us where our hotel is. A super nice person from the hotel is waiting for us there. He gives us a map and tells us everything there is to see. he takes us to the room and we love it. We had already seen photos on the internet page but in front they are better.

We organize and eat at the port. We ordered the Dakos salad (toast with tomato, feta cheese and olives), fried calamari and swordfish skewer. For dessert without asking for anything they bring us a mini ice cream with cookies. We walked through the port with an eye on all boat trips and notice three of then.

We have to choose in which we are going to make the excursion. We decided to go to Paleochori beach. It is a beach that has three areas. The first one is going down by a bar. Then the other area is following the road where there are three bars. It is a quite large beach area with small pebbles.

At the bottom is another beach area that we assume is the nudist beach. We do not go there because it is quite far and has the same look as in the area we are, but without umbrellas. The water as it is Greece is blue and transparent. We lie down for a while and take a dip, dry in the sun and decide to continue to the next little beach that is Ag. Kiriaki.

We like this beach more as they have a bar with music and umbrellas. The sun is already falling so it is great to be in the sun because it does not hit as much as before. We stayed a while and from here we go back to Adamas to buy in the supermarket to have something to snack, drink and more. We continue to Plaka to see if we have time to arrive at sunset.

We stopped in Zephyria, which at the time was a very large town but due to the earthquakes they had to escape to Kastro. Today there are a few houses, a restaurant with views of his church. We go into Plaka and we like it but the sun is already setting. We did not finish going up to Kastro but we stayed in the church before reaching the top and there we see the sunset. We note that by 7:15 the sun begins to set.

On going down we take a walk around Plaka and its labyrinthine streets with lots of small shops and restaurants. We return to the hotel to have a shower because we will have to go presentable to dinner. We go to the port and in front of the bakery there is a eatery. We ordered there a Spinach and Feta Greek Pasta Salad with pita, some chips and a sandwich.

We have taken advantage of the afternoon very well and we realize that the distances are short. We plan the route for tomorrow and go to sleep.

Spinach and Feta Greek Pasta Salad in the Cycladic Island of Milos

Day 3

We go to Trypiti. We take a walk and see the mills. The town is cool with its church and other houses. At the beginning of the day the few restaurants that are closed. We like the town.

From here we go to the catacombs. First there is a small cave where we can see some tombs, follow the path and arrive at the enclosure. We wait for a small group to be made and take the guide. They are very cool and they are worth it.

From here we go to the old city of that little remains and the theater is being restored. This is where they found the Venus of Milos. In the Plaka museum there is a replica and the original is in the Louvre. We see a church on top and we look to go up because that church is where the bell is. Looking at photos of Milos I saw a sunset with a bell and I pointed it out as a challenge to find it on the trip.

It goes by a small road between the dry field and then we get to the little path of the church that is with stairs marked in white. We mark the site to return when the sun goes down. From here we can see Trypiti and Plaka perfectly.

From here we go to Klima which is a pretty fishermen's village, with its jetty where we go down to bathe. It is a good place to disconnect from everything. We continue towards Klimatovouni that is practically next door. There is a church from where to see the sunset. It has to be fine but we prefer today my little bell.

From here we go to Plathiena beach. It's all well-indicated. It's hard to get there a little bit but we get there by a decent road. It is a pretty and quiet beach at least now. We see that it has a mini bar but it is closed. We are already hungry and as we have not brought anything to eat we decided to go up to plaka and then come back here to see fourkovani. There are umbrellas and it is sandy.

In plaka we find a place and see the menu. We ordered a swordfish, fried potatoes and some macaroni. We see that without asking, they bring some greek yogurt. The yogurt is too good. I do not remember how much they charge us.

We return to plathiena and follow fourkovani. This is another fishing village but smaller than klima. We took a picture from above and since there is no place to lie down because there is no mini beach we go to Firopotamos.

Fyropotamos is another fishing village but with a beach area. So we stayed here to relax and enjoy the sun and the sea breeze. On one side of the village there are the remains of some old town and there is a door that looks like a frame of the sea. Here there is a bar to have a drink under the umbrellas.

Here from 6 begins the shadow because the sun gets behind the hillock. So we pick up and go through Plaka where a hermitage greets us. We go to Tripiti to calmly go up and watch sunset. We do not have to wait long to see the show.

I love this place. Apart from my little bell and the views it transmits peace and tranquility. We return to Adamantas as it has been a long day. We do some shopping and have dinner in the restaurant they give a mini ice cream as a gift. We have the last night walk by the port and go to the hotel to pack.

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Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

Great addition of spinach to your pasta salad..makes it even more healthy!

srividhya Ravikumar said...

colourful...

 
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