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THE ISLAND OF ANTIMILOS NEAR MILOS IN GREECE
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Antimilos is a small island in the Cyclades at 20 kilometers northwest of the island of Milos. It is a vulcanic island that rises up steep out of the sea. The highest point of the island is 671 meter. Antimilos (sometimes called Erimomilos, meaning "Deserted Milos") is currently uninhabited. The island has a clear vulcano crater, that ancient inhabitants used as a storage for rainwater. There are signs that there used to be settlements on the island.

A rare species of goat lives on the island of Antimilos, comparable but not simular to the kri-kri goat of the island of Crete. Rare plants grow on the fertile vulcanic soil of the island an rare animals and birds live and breed on it. This is why Antimilos is now a national protected area and people are not allowed to visit the island without permission. Fishing and hunting on and around the island is prohibited.

The island of Antmilos has a rocky coastline all around and there is only one pebble beach, which is situated in the south.


Hans Huisman, Andreas Belivanakis, http://www.angelfire.com/super2/greece/ 2013
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