|A tour around the island
As we set off in the morning the bus heads
toward the south-eastern direction of the
island. As we cross the green rich valley
we encounter the tower of Belonia a remarkable
example of Latin architecture (17th century).
We soon approach the fertile plaines in
the central part of the island (Tragaia),
where the picturesque villages are surrounded
by olive trees, oak trees, citrus trees
and oleander. Here the Byzantine and Latin
monuments are interspersed throughout the
area. In the company of our experienced
staff we will admire the Protothroni church
(11th century) and the Tower of Barozzi
(Grazia, 17th century). As we walk through
the once commercial walkways, we meet the
oddest citron distillery (Vallindras 1896).
Our next stop is at the Lilliputian and
one of the oldest churches in the Balkans,
Panaghia Drosiani (6th century), which
is situated in a distinct location with
very interesting frescoes.
Our bus ride continues the excursion in
the central part of the island, passing
through Filoti, the largest village. this
village is built like an amphitheatre facing
west. After 8 km. drive, we arrive in Apiranthos,
a unique village with an authentic cultural
heritage and a people known for their genuine
and authentic characteristics. Here we will
be given the opportunity to visit the Geological,
Archaeological, Folklore and Natural History
|After Apiranthos the bus heads
north to our final destination, the village
of Apollonas which lies opposite the coast
of Myconos. As we cross the mountains intersecting
this part of the island, from an attitude
we are able to see a magnificent view of the
neighbouring villages surrounding this particular
area: Koronos, Messi, Skado. In the past these
were thriving and prosperous villages during
the period of emery mining. Somewhere fronting
east at an altitude of 600 meters, the aerial
rail car which transported the emery that
was exported all over the world is located.
Finally we reach picturesque Apollonas, formerly
a coastal navigation port. On the slope of
a hill stands the monument of Apollo, an incarnation
of the most cheerful God. Our guides will
provide us with information with regard to
In Apollonas we will have the opportunity
to swim in a calm and inviting sea. The restaurants
in the area offer varieties of delicious island
cuisine. We will have sufficient time to relax
and explore this most graphic local.
On our way back to the main town you will
have the pleasure of viewing the mountainous
landscape as well as the indented coastline
of Aghia, Abram, Faneromeni and the village
Sights definitely worth seeing as we complete
our guided tour round about the island of
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