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Places of Interest

Kasteli, the hill of ancient city.

Discoveries from the roman period, are propagated in the region ...

The hill of the ancient city has a height of 327 metres. Here there are ruins of the ancient city of Anafaians, that was founded in  the 8th century BC by Dorian settlers and it dominated the life of the island until the end of the ancient world.

The fortification of the ancient city is visible and there are extensive remains of the cemetery. The discoveries from the roman period, an era of prosperity for the island, are rich and propagated in the region, with particularly impressive the sarcophagus that finds next to historical small chapel of Virgin Mary at Dokari..

The Monastery of Source of Life (Zoodohou Pighis)

The Monastery of Zoodohou Pighis stands is on the narrow isthmus that separates the bulk of the island from the peninsula of Kalamos.
It is built on the site of the ancient temple of Apollo Aigliti, which was connected with the city by the paved Holily Road (some parts are preserved today).  There are preserved parts of masonry of  the temple and its precinct, which is also part of the current precinct of the monastery.

Kalamos mountain

The monolithic rock where on the higher edge you will find the Church of The Virgin Mary of Kalamiotissa. The view will leave you breathless!

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