Milos is an island in the Aegean Sea, located about 150 km (93 miles) from the island of Crete. It is the most southwestern island in the Cyclades group of islands. The island has a land area of 151.3 km2 (58.5 sq mi) and a coastline of 160 km (99 mi). The island is about 20 km (12 mi) long from north to south and about 10 km (6 mi) wide from east to west. The island has a population of about 4,000 people. The island of Milos is volcanic in origin and is known for its unique landscape and beaches. The island is home to the statue of Venus de Milo, which was discovered on the island in 1820. The island also has a number of other archeological sites. The climate of Milos is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. The average annual temperature is about 21 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit). The economy of Milos is based on tourism, agriculture, fishing, and mining. The island is a popular tourist destination, especially for those interested in its beaches and archaeological sites. The island's main agricultural products are wheat, barley, tomatoes, and olives. The island's main fisheries are for tuna, swordfish, and lobster. There are also a number of mines on the island, which produce sulfur, bentonite, and perlite.
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