Post-Conference Field Trips COV11

Milos 18-21 June 2022

Field Leaders

Dimitris Papanikolaou

NKUA, Athens, Greece

Stephanos Kilias

NKUA, Athens, Greece

18-21 June 2022

4 days

Number of participants

500 €

Field Trip is cancelled

Indicative Program

Saturday, 18 June 2022

Transfer from Adamas port to the Hotel.

Transfer from the Hotel to Milos Mining museum or Milos Conference Centre, George Iliopoulos: Introduction to the Milos Field Trip (about 2 hours lectures)

Ice breaking lunch

Milos Conference Centre, George Iliopoulos: Introduction to the Milos Field Trip (about 2 hours lectures)

Afternoon visits to:

1. Bombarda-Nychia: One of the two prehistoric obsidian quarries on Milos.

2. Trypiti-The Catacombs of Milos: An early Christian monument (2nd-5th c. AD), evidence of the presence of the first Christians on Milos.

3. Trypiti-Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Milos): the spot where the famous statue of the Venus de Milo (Le Louvre, Paris) was found in 1820 (when Greece was still under Turkish rule) by a villager doing farm work.

4. Klima-Syrmata in Milos: Syrmata are called in Milos the places of storage of small vessels, dug into the volcanic tuffs, mainly in coastal settlements and villages: i.e. Klima next to the sea.

Dinner in Adamas

Sunday, 19 June 2022

Morning visits (North-Northeastern Milos)

Visit: (1) Triovasalos, Panorama of the Neotectonic blocks of NE Milos. (2) Plaka lava dome. (3) Subaerial cone volcano at Trachilas (rhyolitic pumice) (Late Pleistocene). (4) Deformation of Late Pleistocene marine terraces in Mandrakia. (5) Submarine volcanic rocks (bone white pumice tuffs) at Sarakiniko (Plio-Pleistocene). (6) Submarine pyroclastic deposits (pumice breccia) at Papafraguas (Pliocene). (7) Filakopi Bronze Age settlement: one of the most important Bronze Age settlements in the Aegean. (8) Shallow marine Kalogeros lava cryptodome (dacite) (Upper Pliocene).

Lunch at Pollonia / possibility for swimming

Afternoon visits (East-Southeastern Milos)

Visit: (1) Small subaerial phreatic craters of the Pleistocene pyroclastic lahar formation east of Zefiria. (2) Firiplaka subaerial rhyolitic volcanic centre (30,000-35,000 years ago) (Fyriplaka crater, diameter of 1,700 m and a depth of 200 m). (3) Kalamos active fumaroles, ~1,000 oC). (4) Aghia Aikaterini, panorama of the neotectonic blocks of SW Milos and relation of faulting and mineralization. (5) Paleochori beach, Alpine blueschists -metamorphic basement of Milos and active geothermal system, paralic submarine and subaerial hydrothermal vents, hot grounds etc (~ 100oC).

Dinner at Adamas or Plaka.

Monday, 20 June 2022

Morning visits (Western Milos)

Visit: (1) Provatas and surrounding area (Psathades) in Southern Milos: The Upper Miocene-Pliocene marine sediments overlying the Mesozoic metamorphic basement. (2) Ahivadolimni: Characteristic example of an exhausted perlite (rhyolitic lava with a glass texture) mine that has been rehabilitated and fully integrated into the natural landscape and ecosystem; (3) Profitis Ilias: Submarine-to-subaerial (emergent) felsic cryptodome-pumice cone volcano and associated “classic” epithermal quartz-vein Au-Ag mineralization, subaerial silica sinters, and old kaolin and barite (industrial minerals) mining drives.

Lunch at Ag. Yannis bay beach / possibility for swimming

(4) Triades, Western Milos: Mass wasting (debris flow) and landform modifying events, in a  submarine setting, and historically exploited Pb-Zn-(Ag) mineralisation; (5) Cape Vani volcano-sedimentary basin and neotectonic activity: Shallow submarine Mn and Fe mineralization and geobiological activity (microbially induced sedimentary structures) on the paleoseafloor. Vani hosts the only known modern analogue of the Precambrian Banded iron Formation.

Dinner at Adamas or Plaka

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Full Day Sailing Cruise around Milos Island. Observation of unique coastal volcano-sedimentary landforms and neotectonic – active faults.

Lunch on the boat / possibility for swimming

Departure:  June 20, 2022 – Late in the afternoon

Participation fee includes:

  • Sharing twin room with breakfast in Milos 3night stay
  • Transfers with 4 x 4 jeep (3 days), Bus transfer for departure (20 June 2022)
  • Full day Cruise around Milos (20 June 2022)
  • Meals: Icebreaking lunch & Dinner at Adamas (18 June 2022), Lunch at Pollonia & Dinner (19 June 2022), Snack for light lunch & Dinner (20 June 2022), Light Lunch on board (20 June 2022)
  • Milos Mining Museum Ticket

Participation fee does not include:

  • Accommodation city taxes per room per night
  • WiFi on coach
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks and beverages not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage Service
  • Gratuities (tips are optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
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