Psara: Holidays on the Island of History and Heroism

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Why holidays in Psara

For some quiet holidays in an anxiolytic paradise
For countless beautiful beaches for every taste
For delicious flavors , fresh seafood and cheap lobster
For swimming in one of the top beaches in Antipsara

Information for the island

Psara located in North Aegean Sea, just a little west of the northwestern end of the island of Chios. Psara is a dry and barren island with wild landscapes, especially on the east side.

Psara is a historic island after completely destroyed by the Ottomans during the Greek Revolution. The Black Ridge, famous thanks to Dionysios Solomos, is the small peninsula southwest which connects the village with the castle. Therein lies the castle and the churches of St. John the Baptist and St. Anne.

Psara have only a single village which is amphitheater built around the port. The houses are white and floored with tile, and among them is the house of Constantine Kanaris. In the central square there is  the Heroes Garden, a memorial which are engraved the names of all the victims of the revelution.

Psara are ideal for quiet and relaxing holidays. Thereis not much Nightlife in Psara and the only unique bar of the island lie in the settlement.

Psara staged every year a festival for the celebration of the Virgin Mary in a monastery. The whole island entertained all night with homemade food and wine with the accompaniment of traditional music and dance.

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