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Catacombs of Milos

Milos, Greece

An intricate network of underground tombs carved into volcanic rock. 

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Milos, situated in the Aegean Sea, is not just a picturesque island, but also holds great significance as the site of Greece’s most significant early Christian monuments. The Catacombs of Milos are an intricate network of underground tombs located on the island.

These ancient catacombs were carved out of soft volcanic rock and are estimated to date back to the first century, are believed to predate even those in Rome. Housing 291 arcosolia and floor tombs, they are said to have been the final resting place for over 2,000 individuals. The catacombs were used for the burial of early Christians and provide a fascinating glimpse into the island’s religious and cultural history.

The location of these catacombs is near the village of Trypiti, whose name is ironically derived from the Greek word for “a place with holes.” Visitors can explore the narrow passageways a unique and awe-inspiring attraction that offers a glimpse into the island’s rich past.

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