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Wednesday, July 21, 2010


The lower road of Fira that goes southwards, will lead you to Karterados, after 2km. The settlement is built near a stream. In the central square you will find a traditional old mill and a war memorial in honor of the people that died during the 2nd World War. Park your car there and get ready for a short tour of the traditional village starting from the “steps of Galaios”, as the locals call them, which are on your left as the road bends. You will be surprised by what there is to see… Traditional old buildings mined inside the volcanic rock, captain houses and picturesque cobbled streets that you can hardly make out from the main road as they have been constructed along the steambed. There aren’t many sights to see, but it’s worth visiting the church of Assumption and being at its festival that takes place forty days after Easter. If you are on the island on August 15th, join the festival of the church Panagia Kokkini (Saint Mary of the Red) which was given this name as it was built with red wine instead of water. The area offers bakeries, coffee shops, patisseries, taverns, hotels and rooms for rent, supermarkets and shops.

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