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KATO PETALI (SIF), Village, SIFNOS

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KATO PETALI Village SIFNOS

Overview

  Petali is the name of two villages, Kato Petali (Petali Below) and, because on its location on the hill above, Pano Petali (Petali Above). In the local dialect, Petali means stony height, and is a commonplace name on the island.
  Kato Petali is east of Apollonia, built at the foot and on the gentle slopes of a hill. The building that stands out on this village is that of the church of Zoodochou Pigis (1894). To raise funds for its maintenance and restoration, the villagers sing the Virgin Mary's Carols on January the 1st, the same melody as the Christmas carols accompanied by local instruments. Of great interest is the stone-covered courtyard of this church, with its traditional design patterns, as well as the architecture of the houses, the object of a study by the German academic Friedrich Wagner and his students. The old building that used to house the old primary school (1924-1994) now houses the Music School of Siphnos.
  East, of Kato Petali, you will find the old monastery of Saint John the Chrysostomos (Saint John with the Golden Tongue), which was founded in 1650; according to local tradition, this was where the first Greek school on Siphnos was located, and where, too, the School of the Holy Sepulcher, known as the Helleno-museum, was housed before it was moved to the School building of Saint Artemios. South of the village, in the middle of an olive grove, you will find the beautiful church of the Virgin Mary of Koukia (1614), also known as Myrtidiotissa.
This text is cited August 2004 from the Municipality of Sifnos URL below, which contains images

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Year Population
1991 82

Geographical Data

Type of location: Listed traditional settlement
Postal Code: 84003
Tel +30 22840
Altitude: 220 meters
Longitude: 24o 43' 50.68" E
Latitude: 36o 58' 26.82" N

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