Thiorichia. Thiorichia located in the southeast of the Greek island of Milos, on the west coast. Thiorichia is a special attraction that really impresses. It is located on the small bay of Paliorema and is accessible by car from the village of Zefyria. Be prepared, the auto-route here is poor. It is a dirt road that can be best traveled by jeep. Because of this, many tourists come here by tourist boat.
“Thiorichia” literally means sulfur mines. When you see Thiorichia at first, you don’t really understand what you are looking at. You see a beach with golden sand and pebbles and a turquoise sea and right behind it, are the imposing abandoned mines. On the grounds of this mysterious mine, appear carriages on their rails, all kinds of rusty tools, unused parts in the materials warehouse and abandoned offices. In the 1930s these mines brought prosperity to the island, but they closed their doors in 1960. This mine has left its mark clearly on the beach, because the colors of the mine, white-grey-yellow-red-brown, contrast with the beach and the adjacent mountains. The beach is not developed, and you will find no umbrellas, deckchairs or a snack bar here.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Edited by Katrina Butzer