After Messaria you will find Vothonas. It is worth visiting this village in order to admire the distinctive folk architecture. Many buildings are built into the volcanic earth of a large gorge. These buildings apart from being cheap to construct, they also offered shelter from the winds and the pirates. Park your car for a while and cross over the river and the traditional little road on the river bed, in order to discover the church of Panagia Trypa which is situated high up on the rock. For locals this is a very important church; that is why they organize a big festival on February 2nd.