Located in the center of the island, the Municipal Unit of Karterados consists of the settlements of Karterados and Exo Gialos. According to the 2011 census, the Municipal Unit has a population of 1,293. Just 2 kilometers south of Fira, the village of Karterados is said to have taken its name from the “karteri,” or ambush, that the local inhabitants set up for pirates! Built around a riverbed, the village stands out for the cave houses on both sides of the riverbed in the old part of the settlement.
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