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Pollonia

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Pollonia 1Pollonia or Apollonia is a picturesque fish village of 300 inhabitants, built around pretty creek on the northeast edge of the island. Pollonia is the island’s second port after the port of Adamantas. Possibly, it was named after the temple of Apollo that existed on the Lighthouse of Pelekouda (on the left side of the settlement).

The distance from Athamantas is 10 kilometres, and from Plaka 14 kiliometres. From there, there is transportation to Psathis which is the port of the neighboring island of KimolosSmall boats, sea-taxis and ferry-boat transfer you from Pollonia to Kimolo within 30 minutes at the most.

This settlement has a beach with a rich seaside, many rooms to let and hotels, as well as plenty of taverns, restaurants and island cafes that stretch up to the church of Saint Paraskevi at the settlement’s right end. In the pier that lies in front of the church, you can find the fishing boats of the locals coming every morning packed with fish, octopuses and lobsters; from there also tour boats set out for the Cave of Papafragas and for Glaronisia

 

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On the left side of Pollonia lies the chapel of Saint Nikolas and Pelekouda which is a picturesque peninsula worth visiting as according to the tradition, the couple that sits on the small rock shaped as a chair that exists there, will be together forever.

Finally, on the way to Pollonia, you will find the ruins of the ancient city of Fylakopi as well as the beaches of Mytakas, Agios Konstantinos, Papafragas and Kapros , while leaving the village heading south, you will reach Theioryheia(sulphur mines).

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