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Ano Vathi: A Traditional Settlement of Incredible Beauty. Photographs

Ano Vathi: A Traditional Settlement of Incredible Beauty. Photographs Ano Vathi contains buildings with elements of the local traditional architecture. For that it has been declared, by the Greek authorities, as a “Traditional Settlement”. Please dedicate 1-2 hours to walk its narrow streets, especially in the evening, before sunset! Ano …

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Chora

The town of Chora, (as Epaminondas Stamatiadis writes in a book called “SAMIAKA”), the former capital of the island, lies to the northeast side of the plain of the country, in the plateau which starts from the old city and ends opposite the village Heraion. The part of mountain Ampelos …

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Marathokampos

Marathokampos is located southeast of Kerkis in an altitude of about 250 meters. Before it, lays the Ikarian Sea, which according to the mythology, ‘swallowed’ Icarus when he attempted to fly over it wearing waxy wings. The first inhabitants of Marathokampos were mainly from Chios, Peloponnesus and Karpathos. They builted …

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Koumeika

Koumeika is located southeast of Marathokampos in a distance of 13 km, with newly improved roads. The village is located very close to the sea, but hidden from the hills, it does not appear at all. The prevailing opinion about the origin of the name says that is due to …

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Pythagorio

Pythagorion lies o­n the southeast part of the Island and its original name was Tigani. It comes from the Italian word dogana, which meant Customs Station, from the station that the Venetians had established there – with the permission of the Byzantines- during the 12th to 13th century AD. The …

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