Possidonia lies at 12 km from Hermoupolis. Some people still call
it Dellagratsia, after the name of the church of Santa Maria Della Grazia.
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of the island.
Possidonia was the favourite place of the island's wealthy class who built their
country retreats in and around the village. Thus, we see quite a number of neoclassical
mansions, some of which are open to visitors. Visitors to Possidonia
will admire the catholic church of Agios Petros and the orthodox church of Agios
On the way to the sea, one comes upon the beautiful sandy beach of
Angathopon and, a litlle
further on, the deserted beach of Komitos. One should also enjoy a swim in the
pure sea of Ambela.