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Kapparia owes the name to the plant caper (kappari in greek), which
you will find everywhere. The village is situated at the higher point of the fertile
Korthi valley and from
here originates the river Kapparianos, which flows even during the summer.
Sights are the dotted pigeon houses (peristeriones), the water-mills
and the adjacent to the main village Megalo
Chorio, with excellent architecture.
Moving to the other side of the mountain you will find the serene
beach of Plaka, with crystal
clear waters, while on the main road don't miss a stop at Agios Georgios in Farali.
Tel: +30 22820 61046
Hanging on the mountain, Kochylou, a real artist's painting, awaits
you to visit the neighbouring Kastro Faneromenis (Faneromeni Castle) and to refresh
you with a magnificent view of the Aegean
Take a delightful walk in the twisting stonepaths of the village,
making a necesary stop for a rest at the coffee-shops. The village area has picturesque
springs and beaches, such as Melissa and Lavantara with its caves and access from
the sea and isolated Bouros with access from Ormos,on foot. It is worthwhile to
walk towards Ormos through
the well-maintained path, finding out in this way that the village is not so mountainous
as it seems.
Tel: +30 22820 61354
Korthi is a vast area in the south part of the Municipality, which
includes many villages. Many places are worthwhile seeing.
is a picturesque village, with a nice old spring, the castle-houses (pirgospita)
and Alinou Monastery. You will never forget the festivities (panigiri) in Kournous
high above Aidonia, on August 29th.
Visit the traditional village Amonakliou
and medieval Mousionas,
Agia Triada in Korhi, which was the first school in Andros established before
the War of Greek Independence and it has remarkable relics. In Piso
Meria you can see the water-mills in Bouro. Have a rest at the scenic square
in Korthi and move on to the byzantine churches of Agios Ioannis Theologos and
If you feel adventurous you can go to Steno area, where you will compensate
with the view and the isolated sandy beaches you will find.
Don't forget to take a look at Moni
Tromarchion and to be present in one of the festivities taking place there
in easter and mid-August, and also in Agios Ioannis in Kremmydes at the end of
September, where you will go by a fishing-boat.
Tel: +30 22820 51090
Ormos is the administrative and economic center of the Municipality.
It is situated in the interior of a big bay and it has a port and adequate transport
services with the rest of the island. In the nearby area there are many sights
to excite the visitor's interest. In a short distance you will see pigeon-houses
(peristeriones) and the rare type of horizontal wind-mills (tavlomylos).
Walking in the scenic old paths you will visit villages with exceptional
architecture, like Chones, Rogo and Alamania, you will see old oilpresses, water-mills,
threshing floors and you will quench your thirst in cool springs like Stiva. Visit
the country churches Agios Fanourios and Agia Sofia, located at the two ends of
Ormos. Interesting walk is by Potamos (river), which is the most cultivated agricultural
area. The beaches of the area are Mylos, Vintzi, Agia Ekaterini, Bouros and of
course Grias Pidima. If you have a boat you can enjoy the numerous isolated beaches
and take a look at the caves in Melissa and the steep cliffs in Kavos Orginou.
Finally don't forget to visit the Folk Museum and to attend some of
the numerous happenings, such as the Carnaval, Korthiana in August (cultural festivities)
and many enteirtaining festivals (panigiria) related to the churches of the area.
Το κείμενο παρατίθεται τον Μάρτιο 2005 από την ακόλουθη ιστοσελίδα, με φωτογραφίες, του Δήμου Κορθίου
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Paleokastro consists of many villages, each one with its own style
with the lovely house architecture, the wind and water mills, the scenic springs
and the old Elementary School.
with the flowery gardens and the breath-taking view of Ormos and the open sea.
Gianniseo, high up on the mountain, with Agridiotissa church dominating
in the area and the old Elementary School.
in a pure mountainous environment. Mesa
Vouni with the therapeutic spring Petrenia, the water-mills, the tiny monastery
Agios Antonios, the Elementary School and the impressive geological formations,
Lefkopodes, with signs of palaeolithic settlement. Don't forget to be there on
August 23rd for the traditional Wine Festival.
go to the remarkable Panachrantou
Monastery, where you will admire the impressive interior and you will rest
under the thick shadow in the yard, having a rare view of the central part of
the island with Chora.
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Syneti, one with Dipotamata, has to show the visitor an impressive
natural environment and an unexpected tranquility, by the end of the gorge.
The coffee-shops of the village, the Elementary School and the scenic
stonepaths, add the final touch to a unique landscape.
The beaches in the area, unique too, are the isolated Lidi in the
north and Syneti beach, with the impressive stalactites by the sea and the underwater
In Syneti it is worth visiting the Cultural Museum "Cultural
Heritage of Syneti".