Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

Condé Nast Traveller “Among the Islands of the Cyclades, even of the world, Milos stands luminously in the history of art” writes Timothy O’Grady in his latest travelogue for CNT.

“Not because a great artist came from here, or was inspired by it, but rather because of a chance discovery in its soil” he continues, obviously referring to Olivier Voutier’s discovery of the Venus de Milo, “the entrancing star of the Louvre” and her “mystique, serenity, timelessness and ease with her own beauty”. Then O’Grady pens an ode to Milos.

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

“In the travel marketplace it tends to be overlooked in favour of its more glamorous neighbours: dramatic Santorini, gastronomical Sifnos, hedonistic Mykonos, the chic and diminutive Folegandros. I simply don’t get it. I first went to Milos in 2008 and it has remained the place in the Aegean to which I most want to return. It is an astonishing spectacle of colour and form. It has the most varied and impressive beaches I’ve seen” says the writer on Milos’s “colours and wealth”.

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

“Milos from the water appears like a monumental act of the imagination, something an artist would do if they were a god” he adds.

Read why here.

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

Milos is a monumental act go imagination for Condé Nast Traveller

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