The Town and Views of Plaka on Milos, Greece

Castle
Kastro

Plaka is the picturesque capital of Milos, built according to traditional Cycladic architecture on a hillside overlooking the Aegean Sea. The highest point of Plaka is the quarter of Kastro (Medieval Castle), where the old town of Milos is found, distinguishing by its Medieval architecture.

The stone houses and paved paths of Kastro make it one of the most beautiful Milos sights to visit, and its location on the hilltop makes it the ideal spot to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and the sunset.

It is no longer inhabited but its rich history began after the destruction of the ancient city of Klima between the 5th and 6th centuries A.D.  The Germans occupied this area during World War II and it was bombed by the Allies.

The Kimisi of Theotokou (Assumption of the Virgin) or Mesa Panagia, is the church on the summit of the hill of Kastro.  The video below was filmed here after a very long walk…

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