The island cluster that is northwest of the island of Chios
encompasses 7 islets, the largest of which is called Psara. The smaller islets
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.
- Chios Prefecture Tourism Committee WebPage