Klima is characterized as two-storey buildings. On the ground floor are the wires (storeroom for storage of the boat) while on the first floor are the dwellings.
Their main use was to protect the boats from bad weather after they were hauled inside the building and sometimes in other areas of the building or on the floor if used as a dwelling. Today they offer their "services" as holiday homes or warehouses, and some have been converted into traditional hostels.
The vivid colors with which they are externally painted give a special look to the traditional landscape of Milos.