A little before Antissa, on the right we can see
the river Voulgari
and the Monastery of Perivoli. The town of Antissa
sits on the side of the mountain Kourouklo and it was
built close to the ancient town of Antissa, where the
ancient poet Terpandros was born.
It is the regional centre for the villages of Vatousa,
Xidera, Gavatha, Liota, Rema, Tzithra and Pterounda.
In the large and beautiful square there are three enormous
plane (platanos) trees
that make it a very cool place to come to on a hot
afternoon. There are several restaurants and cafeneons in
the square also a pharmacy, a health centre, and a post
office. The only drawback to the area is that besides the
rooms at the Paradise in Gavatha, there are few if any
places to stay. But it's a nice place to come for a day.
Campo Antissa and Gavatha
are the beach and fishing port of the village of Antissa,
in the mountains above.
There is a small harbour full of fishing boats and a long
beach with a few trees that offer shade. Gavatha is built
upon a peninsula that shelters the main beach and there
are rocky beaches on the other side that are good
snorkelling areas when the sea is not too rough.
There is a small Church of St. Pandeleimon on the
rocks above the village, guarded by a rusted old tank with
its gun pointed at Turkey.
Five kilometres away from Antissa, on our way to Sigri, we
will find the Monastery of Ypsilo, on the top of the
Important cultural happenings and religious festivals take
On the 8th of May, when the religious festival of Saint
Ioannis Theologus to the Monastery of Ypsilo,
On the 6th of August, when we celebrate the religious
festival of Metamorphosi and
On the 21st of November, we have the celebration of a
religious festival to the Monastery of Perivoli.
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