espa-kanaristous

Keramos-Agiasmata-Ag. Gala-Nenitouria


We start from the Port of Chios and head to Keramos. For many decades it was one of the most important villages in North Chios due to the antimony mine, where the mines and entrances operated until the mid-1960s where they are still maintained. The galleries, the facilities of the company that eventually took advantage of them, the chemical laboratory, the kiln, the chimney as well as the equipment of the facilities, are in short part of an industrial museum of the antimony, a unique of its kind in the Balkans. After Keramos we head to Agiasmata. The village of Agiasmata is located 5 km from Keramos. It is a beach settlement with a port that serves the villages of Keramos, Leptopoda, Chalandra, and Aphrodisia. Agiasmata was the commercial village, the commercial center of the neighboring villages, especially the antimony. This village is famous for the healing properties of the thermal springs located near the beaches. In the village there are baths as well as an abundance of rooms and taverns that operate mainly during the summer. Leaving Agiasmata we visit Agios Galas. It is a small village and is built on a rock. The village is built with small houses and narrow streets. It is a village with peculiarities as there are temples such as Agia Paraskevi and Agia Varvara. The most remarkable monuments of the village, however, are the churches of Byzantine style such as Panagia tis Agiogaleusenas with interesting frescoes and the Byzantine church of Agios Thaleleios which is known for the oldest wood-carved iconostasis of the island. The square, which is located in the center of the village, is a place of social and cultural character for the locals, where most of the events take place. The last village we visit is Nenitouria. Entering Nenetouria, we will notice the valley covered with plane trees and the large stones that are drowned by the gushing waters. The inhabitants of the village are not many, and most of the houses are ruined and uninhabited. We leave Nenitouria and head to Chora where our trip ends.