Dodecanisos Greek Grecia Greece Griechenland
is the north most islet of the Dodecanese island complex. The
coastal configurations of the island are quite impressive.
many beautiful and windless bays as are :Hohlia ,St Georgie, Poro and
Maistro as well as their small promontories.
The island of Agathonisi was
named Yetousa in ancient times. According to contemporary researches today'
s name is the result of a etymological mistake from the plant from which the
name is derived "Agkathonisi" ie . Island of the Thorns .
A few ancient
relics which were found on the island allow us to surmise that Yetousa
was inhabited from ancient times. The island was probably finally inhabited
permanently in the middle of the 19th century by settlers from Patmos and
Fourni .There is witness of there being established on the island some five
or six families in the yeas 1985.Today the population of the Dodecanese to
the rest of Greece ,the island fell under the jurisdiction of the
municipality of Patmos of the province Kalymnos, with the name of Agkathonisi or Cadaros -"Donkey" (because the shape of the island resembles
a donkey galloping towards the river Maiandros).
In 1953 it became a
separate community and has remained so until today. The oldest settlement is Megalo Chorio.-Big Village' with 80 inhabitants .This village has been built
in such a way so that it is not visible from the see ,thus protecting it
from pirates .Built in the same way and for the same reason is Mikro Chorio
Small Village with 15 inhabitants . The third and newest settlement is
St. George with 15 inhabitants and is found in the innermost past of the bay
from which its name is derived .Both the bay and the village were named
after the church of St George found there which is also happens to be
the parish church of the island. There are also five chapels built in
various places on the island.
is connedted by sea with with Patmos island AND
Rhodes island (through Patmos ) A concrete road Joins the tree settles even though the sort
distances between them make for enjoyable everyday walks.
The quite life
of the island ,the calm ,the hospitality of the locals ,the
cleanliness of the beaches and the fresh fish which the visitors is
able to enjoy ,since the cooking is done according to traditional recipes
,all make Agathonisi an ideal
Place for those who wish for quiet
holidays away from the hustle of the main tourist routes.
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