Milos or Malos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea. It is on the Eurasian tectonic plate, which for almost 25 million years has been undermined by the African plate descending at a rate of 2.5 cm each year at an angle of 35o. Milos and the nearby islands belong to an important volcanoes alignment called ‘Aegean Volcanic Arc’ formed by the subduction of the African plate under the Aegean area. The average temperature is 52 degrees f.
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The island is famous for the statue of Aphrodite (now in the Louvre), and also for statues of the Greek god Asclepius (now in the British Museum) and the Poseidon and an archaic Apollo in Athens.