Panagia Gremiotissa

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Head up the alleyway behind Sally's Rooftop Garden and then proceed upwards by trial and error, along cracked steps and through ancient archways, and eventually you'll emerge by the top of Hora, next to the Panagia Gremiotissa church, with its superb sunset views. For even better views, climb for a few minutes more to the three small chapels above it.

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1. Archaeological Museum

0.14 MILES

This musuem, on the main road that passes by Hora, is a must for those interested in antiquity. It displays a wealth of finds from the early Bronze Age…

2. Skarkos

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Crowning a low hill just north of Hora, this Early Bronze Age settlement is one of the Aegean's most significant prehistoric sites. There are restored…

3. Mylopotas Beach

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Long, golden sand beach to the west, very popular for water sports.

5. Homer's Tomb

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6. Psathi Beach


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7. Maltas Beach

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Beautiful, sheltered sandy cove at the north of the island, reachable either by boat or via a two-hour hike from Hora.

8. Manganari Beach

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Sandy beach furthest from Hora by road, with a taverna and sun loungers.