Welcome to Milatos Village
in Lasithi -Crete
a small village built upon the ruins of the ancient
city of Militos. It is situated on the North
coast of Crete , 40 km from N.Kazantzakis
airport in Heraclion and approximately 25 km from
the port of Agios Nikolaos in Lasithi. It has been
officialy characterized as a traditional village
because of its many stonemade little houses and its
narrow stonepaved streets.which maintain an atmosphere
from the past.
The Traditional Milatos: Because
of the small number of the hotels and tourist shops found
in Milatos, the village has not lost its traditional
sense. there are various fish taverns alongside the sealine
, offering realy fresh fish , fished by the local fishermen
but it is not only fish that one can eat there. They also
offer traditional greek food like mousaka , souvlaki
, stifado ,
stuffed vegetables etc..as well as steak , schnitsel , pizza
, pasta etc.
In Milatos beach there
are two mini markets, one rent-a-car company and
one internet –cafe-bar. In a distance of ~
5 km there is a pharmacy in the nearby village of
In Milatos there are three beaches one of which is sandy, while there are two
more sandy beaches in a distance less than 5 km from Milatos.
cave of Milatos is located 2 km away
from the village. Inside the cave in 1823 approximatelly
3000 men , women and children died from suffocation when
the Turcish soultan Chasan discovered their hiding place
and set them on fire. In a short time after he fell off his
horse and died too. The cave is very deep and has many entrances.
Today there is a small church built inside.