The Milos Harbour

Sea Kayak MILOS

Vani Beach and Manganeese mine

Behind the cobblestone beach at Cape Vani is an old Manganese mine.  Worked from 1890 until 1927, it must have been a sizeable operation for its day, judging by he amount of material moved. 

The material mined was manganese oxide, dark-grey to black in color.  The ore occurs in sedimentary rocks containing a high percentage of Iron oxide (red colors), as well as manganese.


A virtual tour of Milos Island