Population: Approximately 5,000 inhabitants (4.744 people based on the 2001 census).
Location: Milos is the 5th biggest
Size: 158 km2 .
Shape: The island’s shape is irregular and it resembles that of a horseshoe. From North to South its length reaches the
Ground Morphology: The island is relatively mountainous, without arboraceous vegetation and with low mountain height that does not exceed the 400m.
Higher mountain peak: Prophitis Ilias-751m high.
Climate: The island’s climate is mild Mediterranean, with adequate sunshine in the most days of the year. From the middle of July and until the middle of August the etesian winds blow (north periodic winds) and as for the south winds they are usually neither frequent nor strong.
Administration: Milos constitutes one Municipality, the Municipality of Milos and its capital is Plaka. As far as administration is concerned it belongs to the prefecture of Cyclades where the city of Ermoupolis in Syros is the capital.
Fields of Activity: In the past, Milos had developed the rural production to an adequate degree. Nowadays, the most important position is occupied by the secondary sector in which we find the mining of industrial materials, whereas the tertiary sector and more specifically the tourist activity is under rapid development.