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