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Monastery of the Virgin

  This was built in the 16th century and played an important role in the revolution of 1822, when it was destroyed by the Turks. It was restored by the monk Athanasios in 1880 - 90. The last monk died in 1983. Every year on August 1, the resident of Psara bring the icon of the kimisis to the town, and conduct prayers in the home. After vesper services for the feast day of the Saviour (Tou Sotiros) on August 5, the icon is returned to the monastery.

  The island cluster that is northwest of the island of Chios encompasses 7 islets, the largest of which is called Psara. The smaller islets include Antipsara, Kato Nisi, Aye Nikolaki, Daskalio, Prasonisi and Nisopoula. This island cluster is approximately 48 nautical miles north west of the island of Chios.
  Psara, in addition to the 6 islets, exhibits a rocky terrain filled with hills and mountains. The highest mountain on the island is Prophitis Ilias (Ilias the Prophet) that extends 640 meters. This rocky terrain is inadequate for cultivation, thus the 500 inhabitants of the island were forced to turn to maritime activities for income.
  These islands offer peace and tranquility, rest and relaxation to their visitors. There are no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace and the inhabitants of the island extend their heartfelt warmth and genuine hospitality to visitors.

This extract is cited May 2004 from the Promoting Tourism Prefectural Committee of Chios URL below, which contains image.

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