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Psara - North-Eastern Aegean Islands (Greece)

PSARA. Psara is a small Greek island, centrally located in the North Aegean Sea. It is about 40 sq.km. and is located 18 kilometres west of the island of Chios. It is a barren, rocky island where little farming takes place. Most residents are fisherman. The island's capital is the village of Psara with about 400 inhabitants. The village is located in the far southwest of the island on a narrow peninsula. Here is also the harbour of Psara where you see a lot of fishing boats. There are a number of tavernas and kafeneions but also some minimarkets.

Although Psara is very small, it has a famous history as some great Greek heroes are coming from this island (Kanaris and Papanikolis). During the war of independence against the Turks, this was one of the Greek islands where the independence struggle against the Ottomans started(along with the islands of Hydra and Spetses). In the 1824 Psara was totally destroyed by the Turks.

In ancient times, the island was called Psira or Psiri and was included in the Odyssey of Homer.The island is inhabited since 5000 BC.


Photo: Mr. G. Malakós

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How to get on Psara?

Psara is connected by ferry with the ports of Chios and Lavrio (near Athens)

Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Maxine van Hoften

Average temperature Psara
January
9.5°C
February
9.9°C
March
11.6°C
April
15.6°C
May
20.2°C
June
24.7°C
July
26.6°C
August
26.1°C
September
22.9°C
October
18.5°C
November
14.3°C
December
11.3°C


Foto's Psara - Psara in beeld

Eiland Psara - Griekenland -  Foto 1 - Foto van Mr. G. Malakós
Vissersbootje Eiland Psara - Griekenland -  Foto 2 - Foto van Mr. G. Malakós

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