Located one kilometer east of the port in Mersini, Chora is the most important and largest settlement on the island. A beautiful village with classic Cycladic architecture, it stands out in the midst of the dry, barren landscape that is typical on the island. The church of the Virgin Mary Akathis (or Panagia tis Akathis)--the only one with this name in Greece--is its reference point. We will find most of the tourist shops, restaurants, and Cafes, as well as many of the accommodations on the island, on the central paved road of Chora. From Vespers hours until late at night, vehicles are not allowed to drive in Chora. (They can be left in the community parking lots at each end of the village.) All the roads of the mostly dirt road network of the island meet in Chora.
|Altitude (in meters)||:||79|
|Type of Place||:||Scenic|
|Administrative Center of||:||Municipal District|