Today, Plaka is the island’s capital and it is also one of the most well preserved capitals of Cyclades
Its name, meaning flat area, derives from the ground upon which the houses of its first inhabitants were built, when the Castle (Kastro) could no longer house the entire population
It was built on a hill top of 220m above sea level, where all the typical Aegean islands colors were used. With picturesque tiled alleys, originally built for the protection against pirates, small traditional shops, restaurants and cafeterias and a unique view to the bay of Milos, Plaka has a scenery of infinite beauty that you must visit and explore.
On the hill top of Plaka visit the imposing Venetian “Castle” dated from the 13th century where you can enjoy idyllic sunsets with beautiful colors and the panoramic view to the island’s bay, as well as to neighboring Cycladic islands.