A traditional village built on two mountain slopes full of plane and
pine trees. During the Turkish domination the region belonged to the Turkish bey
Mohamed Ibrahim and his sister Haime Naile. In 1831 the Turks sold their land
to the Greeks Vaptistis Drossos and Alexandros Desyllas. In 1882 the land of the
community was transferred to its inhabitants. The only highschool in the Municipality
of Artemissio is situated in the village.
A tower, where the Greek poet George Drossinis lived, rises above
the village. The tower has been restored to accommodate a museum. On the beach
of the village the fortress of Metaxas, which served as a defense post during
the World War II, still remains. You can see the base of the cannons, the cook-house
and the watch tower.
Τhis text is cited May 2003 from the Municipality
of Artemissio tourist pamphlet.
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