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Milos Municipality

Project name: Pytheas

Measure : 2.2 Networks of Towns

Country: Greece

Partner search deadline: 02/03/2015

Project description

The aim of this project is the creation of a European network called « PYTHEAS ». PYTHEAS constituted of cities and institutions which have their roots in areas such as Asia Minor, Istanbul, Pontus and other cities and regions of Europe, which in the passage of centuries created refugee immigrant citizens flows.

The objective is, through common actions, for the eldest to remember and for the younger to learn the culture, the values and the beginnings of these Cities and institutions that represent them in the contemporary society. The terminus is to keep alive the local deliveries and the cultural heritage.

Our intention is to elect through the actions of the program the contribution of the athletic movement in the social growth, the incorporation in the local societies of new currents that come from the associations and institutions which practise athletic and cultural action and certainly the contact via culture and sports, via international organisations and meetings.

It is marked that the exchange of experiences among the participants in the program should not be restricted in the historical experience, but should move also on the creation of new collaborations that would elect the particularities of each region, that would help in the transfer of experience and innovative actions, which each institution can develop in its region, and finally, to the creation of a European Path of Cities “PYTHEAS”, which will have permanent presence, common reflections on the sports and the culture.

More informations can be found in the attached document.

Organisation presentation

Milos is the fifth largest island of the Cyclades and is located 86 nautical miles from Athens and 50 nautical miles from Santorini and Mykonos. Milos coastline is 126 km, has a surface of 158 square kilometers , 5.000 residents that become more than 15,000 in the summer period, 7 villages with unique architecture and many traditional, seaside settlements.

In 2014, Milos has been proclaimed a Holy Island due to the existence of the unique monument of the early Christian Catacombs.
Due to the volcanic origin of the soil, Milos is a special island , an island of rare natural wealth ,extraordinary beauty with a rich network of wetlands , remarkable culture and history with the famous statue - symbol of global female beauty - Aphrodite of Milos which is now housed in the Louvre Museum, numerous beaches and long mining history. Milos is an island where lava (from volcano) gave birth to life and not extinguish life.

With more than 100 beaches all around the coastline with crystal, deep blue waters and multi-colored carved rocks and white-yellow coasts, it is certain that even the most pretentious visitor will be impressed. In Milos you will find unique and worldwide famous places like the moon landscape of Sarakiniko and the old pirates hideout, Kleftiko. As global sites refer to us, Milos is a paradise on earth and a huge natural geological museum.

It is certain that the island’s clear waters and its beaches of incomparable beauty will offer you an unprecedented experience.
Milos has the advantage over other resorts to have a network of thermal springs.

The thermal springs of Provata, Alyki and Adamas are referred on the map of mineral resources, issue of Foreign Service and Reports of the Ministry of National Economy (Athens 1932).

It must be noted that the metal springs of Adamantas, Milos, Cyclades has been proclaimed a thermal spring with the law n.BD721/8/20 article 6 and was granted to the Community of Adamas with the P.D. 640/19.5.81 (FEK 162/A/81). Today the thermal spring of Adamas is thermal natural resources of Municipality of Milos and is reported to the Hippocrates works in E’ volume for Epidemics, as well as to the works of the french researcher Pitton de Tournefort.

According to the rules of thermalism - spa tourism (Z . Angelides 2012 K . Kouskoukis 2014 ), the island of Milos is a “ rich thermalistic place " due to the geological, geothermal , natural -chemical, etc. mechanisms of nature that constitute the whole team of thermal natural resources, and consist the development of thermalism - thermal (medical) tourism.

Hot springs, fumaroles (steam), hot soils, parent clay raw material, clean marine environment and climate make the single thermalistic system of Milos.

The thermal springs of Milos are known since the time of Hippocrates (E’ volume on Epidemics). The following, about the warm waters and their healing use, are referred in the book “Practical Guide of Bathers – Natural resources” of the doctors M . Vlastos and N . Papaioannou in 1930:

a) Adamas Springs (renovated 2014): In the coastal region there is an ancient cave at the height of the sea with depth of 15 meters and with an anteroom of 4 m, width 3m. and approximately 3m height. The sodium- water that gushes is referred from authors to have temperature 39 to 41 degrees Celsius. The springs of Adamas was recently recognized by the competent legal Commission.

b) Alykes springs: there is a chloro – sodium source with temperature 30 ° C on the inlet of the port of Milos. Three hundred meters from the beach, the authors mention also a cave with water and mud 28 °.

c ) Provatas air bath: On the hill with 60-70m altitude, steam emerge that is used for steam bath and

d ) Haros Baths: Hydrosulfide private thermal spring.

The authors refer also other springs and hydrotherapy places and make particular reference to climate therapy.
The Municipality of Milos is a founding member of the Hellenic Association of Municipalities and Communities with Thermal Springs (28.12.1983), which later was renamed as Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs, where exchanges expertise in the thermal therapy applications and promotes the thermalism and spa tourism in Greece.


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