Car Rental Adamas Milos
Adamas, or Adamantas, is the port town of Milos and the first settlement you’ll see when arriving at Milos with the ferry. Adamas is the largest village of Milos, together with Plaka, and it’s characterized by the typical Cycladic architecture, lively atmosphere, historical buildings, and contemporary tourist facilities. Adamas was founded in 1835 by Cretan refugees and it was inhabited since that time. However, excavations and remnants of ancient settlements prove that Adamas and the whole island of Milos were inhabited since the Neolithic era. Milos flourished in the early Cycladic era and it was an important centre of the Aegean civilisation. This was due to its rich soil and volcanic minerals as well as the existence of quarries and sulfur mines. The most prominent mineral in Milos was obsidian, a glass-like volcanic rock and the mining of obsidian and other minerals was widely used for exporting goods, tools and minerals to other parts of the world. If you want to learn more about the history and mineral wealth of Milos you should definitely visit the Mining Museum. The Milos Mining Museum features many exhibits and artefacts displaying the island’s mining and geological history and wealth. If you’re interested in learning more about the island’s main volcanic rock, obsidian, as well as extensive information regarding the mineral wealth and the past of Milos, this is the place to be. In ancient times, the most important settlements on the island were Phylakopi and a city which used to be in the current village of Klima. The first excavations in 1896 revealed pottery, frescoes, and ruins of a town wall dating to the Minoan Era. Later excavations proved that Phylakopi was inhabited during the Cycladic, Mycenean, and Minoan periods. The existence of these early civilisations in Milos indicates the wealth of the island, in terms of history and natural resources, and it’s critical to preserve and protect its past. Book your ferry tickets and rental car in Adamas and witness history with your own eyes!
Adamas Car Rentals
Adamas is a lively port town where you can find many accommodation options, sightseeing, activities, restaurants, cafes, and bars. If you want to go for a swim in Adamas, there are two beaches, Lagada and Papikinou. Lagada Beach is right next to the port but surprisingly it has clear waters to swim in. It’s a nice option for a quick refreshing dip when waiting for your ferry or when arriving at Milos in the morning hours. There are umbrellas and sunbeds provided as well as some trees giving a bit of shade. A 20-minute coastal walk you can do from Lagada Beach will lead you to Adamas Lighthouse which is amazing for sunset views and for unique panoramic photos of the bay. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you can also walk to Klima from Saint Haralambos Church in Adamas. It will take you less than an hour, 3.5 km from the Church to Klima, and you will also make a stop at the whitewashed chapel of Panagia Tourliani, situated above Klimatovouni. It’s an interesting hike you can do but only if you’re an early bird because it’s not recommended to go hiking with heat and high temperatures. You can, of course, drive to Klima from Adamas, it’s a short 12-minute drive. Klima is a small settlement but so charming and picture-perfect that will make you feel the true Aegean spirit and offer you a sense of calm while walking along its coast. Its main characteristic is the colourful fishermen’s huts, otherwise known as syrmata. These traditional boat houses are built into the rocks and are still used for boat storage but also as family homes. Its quaint fishing port, lovely scenery, picturesque shoreline, and easy access to the Catacombs and Ancient Theatre in Tripiti, make Klima one of the favourite villages of Milos visitors.
There’s also another beach in Adamantas apart from Lagada, situated on the opposite side of Adamas. It’s a sandy and quiet beach with shallow and warm waters, ideal for families with children. Here, you will also find umbrellas and loungers for rent as well as a beach bar. There’s a tree-lined shore and a nice view of Milos Bay that you’ll enjoy while swimming. If you want to go sightseeing in Adamantas, you can begin your tour from Milos Mining Museum, the Ecclesiastical Museum of Holy Trinity, and then tour around the small chapels and churches in the area. The Saint Nektarios and Saint Fanourios churches are small chapels built in a hilltop area and have an interesting interior to visit, but they’re seldom open to the public. Other interesting sites in Adamas include the Milos Maritime Museum, the French Cemetery, and the Bomb Shelter of Adamas which was used as a bunker during WWII.
Car Hire Adamas
Adamas is a great starting point for exploring the wonderful northern part of Milos and its beaches. When booking your car hire in Adamas with Imperial, you get to choose from a wide range of holiday vehicles with additional free-of-charge services, such as GPS, theft protection, third-party liability, etc. What’s more, there’s no need for a deposit, or credit card prepayment, and no hidden fees attached to our car hire services. Just let us know the time of your arrival in Adamas Port and our friendly staff will be there at the time of your arrival to take you to your car. You can drive straight to your hotel or apartment to check in and then go touring around Adamas, grab something to eat, or drive to its surrounding beaches. The famous Sarakiniko Beach and shipwreck is a short 10-minute drive away from Adamantas. This lunar-shaped bay with its impressive geological rock formations and azure clear waters leaves you speechless. You can go exploring the numerous coves around it, either on foot or go snorkelling.
Another great beach you can visit near Adamas is Firopotamos Beach. This is a more lively but small beach that tends to get crowded during summer and has restaurants and apartments to rent along its shore. The waters are crystal-clear and the fishermen's small boats along with the picturesque Church of Agios Nikolaos create a breathtaking scenery. You can also go on a boat tour from Adamas or rent a boat and explore some parts of the island. As you may know, Milos is full of coves and small bays and the best way to make the most out of your exploration tour is by boat. There are many beaches and bays you can visit with your car but some of them have dirt narrow roads. So, if you don’t drive a Jeep or an off-road car it can get tricky to access them. There are daily cruises and boat tours departing from Adamas, with the best experiences offered by Polco Cruises, Sailing Milos and Milos Adventures. These tours will take you to nearby islands, such as Polyaigos, but also to coves and beaches in Milos. You can choose between half-day and full-day cruises, with or without a meal, and swimming or snorkelling activities. If weather permits, a full-day boat tour and a round trip of Milos are highly recommended! One of the best small-group boat tours is the Milos Full-day Cruise with snorkelling and lunch, departing from Adamas. This is an in-depth cruise which will take you to must-see sights such as Gerontas, Kleftiko, Sykia Cave, Cape Vani, and much more.
Where to Eat and Stay in Adamas?
⦿ O! Hamos! Taverna is a traditional restaurant in Adamas preferred by many visitors and locals alike. It is located on a busy road but it has a warm atmosphere, friendly staff, and attentive service. You will find many local dishes and traditional Greek food but it’s recommended to try the meatballs, the goat with the lemon and mustard sauce, and the stuffed eggplant.
⦿ Alevromilos Taverna is a typical Cycladic restaurant making its dishes with local products. It is set in a nice and welcoming atmosphere and offers many lunch and dinner options, including meat, fish, and vegetarian. There’s a lovely outdoor yard where you can sit and enjoy the surroundings while tasting homemade dishes prepared with love.
⦿ To Glikofilema tis Anezinas is situated in the centre of Adamas and it’s ideal for breakfast, lunch, and drinks at reasonable prices. Apart from homemade pies and pastries, you will find crepes, waffles, and much more!
⦿ Santa Maria Village Resort & Spa is a top-rated 4-star hotel overlooking the Bay of Adamas. It has an amazing swimming pool area and garden and features 8 fully equipped rooms and suites. It’s a great place to stay for both couples and families. There’s also a jacuzzi and a wellness area for guests to use.
⦿ Konstantinos - Milos Island Hotel offers a pleasant and quiet stay atop a hill in beautiful green surroundings. The hotel offers superior, triple, and family rooms with sea or garden views and serves an excellent breakfast to start your day.
⦿ Orizontes Boutique Studios is a charming boutique hotel a bit further away from Adamas' centre but in a scenic and tranquil location. You will find superior and deluxe studios or luxury suites and studios able to accommodate up to 5 persons. It has a wonderful pool area, a bougainvillaea garden, and daily cleaning facilities for the rooms.