Psara is an island in the northeastern Aegean. It is also known to many as a stone ship because its inhabitants were and still are skilled sailors.
Psara is just 44 nautical miles from the main port of Chios, with which it is connected by daily ferry services.
The island has 422 permanent residents, mostly retirees. Its area is 42 square kilometers with most of it consisting of barren areas. The country of Psara extends amphitheatrically around the picturesque port of the island following the eastern traditional Aegean architecture, with its white houses and red tiled roofs.
Walking in the alleys and streets of Psara, one realizes the beauty and uniqueness of the island and its inhabitants. The island has been written in the history of Greece for its important and substantial contribution to the Revolution of 1821. The hospitable Psarian ancestors of Kanaris, Nikodimos, Varvakis and other glorious personalities, make travelers feel familiar. Their unique narratives take you on a journey through the difficult and at the same time courageous years of the Revolution, leaving a feeling of emotion and pride.
The rich cultural heritage of Psara in combination with the beautiful pristine beaches and good food, leave the visitors of the island undoubtedly satisfied. A visit to Paleokastro, Agios Nikolaos, the house of Konstantinos Kanaris as well as to the monastery of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, founded in the 17th century with its library listing rare manuscripts and ecclesiastical books, will not leave you indifferent.
A characteristic feature of Psara is the rich beaches and the blue waters that it has where they satisfy even the most demanding visitors.