The South coast of Milos

Sea Kayak MILOS

Gerontas Headland

A prominent landmark on the Milos south coast.  Standing almost 100 m high it's striking contrast is result of differing rock compositions .  The lower half of the cliff is sandstone, rich in volcanic ash.  This unit is overlain by abut 10 metres of layered ash beds, which in turn, is overlain by an andesite lava flow (top third of cliff-face; dark grey in color).

The large cleft in the cliff face is a fault line, clearly displacing the ash beds and the base of the lava flow (right side down) by about 10 metres.

There in an excellent rock-garden and several sea caves along the base of the cliff.

A virtual tour of Milos Island