Panagia

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It was once, in 1845, the capital of the island and had its own currency. It took its name from the church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) (1832), is celebrated every year on the 15th of August. During the religious feasts and the overnight ceremonies, the women of the village prepare at the church’s yard the “kourmpani”, meat boiled with wheat, which is offered at the end of the Agia Leitourgia (religious ceremony)
to the faithful. Every Shrove Monday a carnival is organized with the care of the society of the village “Bacchus” and the of the community authorities.
The natural springs with the crystal waters, the traditional homes, the paved paths and the cobbled roads impress the visitors and make the village picturesque. The village offers taxi facilities, four hotels, rooms to let, cafes, restaurants, medical offices and many stores.