Heroic Psara is located northwest of Chios, an island with a glorious history and incredible beauty. Ideal destination for seekers of natural beauty, absolute tranquility, and delicious food.
The peaceful atmosphere of Psara is ideal for quiet holidays away from the daily stress routine.
The island was connected to the Greek Revolution of 1821, as it was the third naval force of the Race,after Hydra and Spetses.
The capital of the island is located in the south of Psara and is built amphitheatrically around the main port. The center of Chora is the square with the memorial structure, while among the low white houses is the house of Konstantinos Kanaris.
Near Chora, on the peninsula of Paleokastro, you can see the Holocaust Monument on the famous Black Ridge. The visitor will enjoy the beautiful beaches with the crystal clear sea of the island. In the picturesque harbor, in the hospitable taverns of the island, one can taste the homemade traditional delicacies, fresh fish and seafood and the unique sun-dried fish wine.
Psara is famous for local lobsters served grilled on the charcoal, spaghetti or fried, for the fresh fish served with wild grasses of the area, the almonds, the sweet spoon bitter and the local honey, renowned for its quality.
The island of Psara has many attractions and offers the opportunity for numerous activities. It is worth visiting the impressive Monastery of Assumption in the north of Psara and the imposing temple of Agios Nikolaos. Take a walk on the historic Black Ridge to see the Fish Holocaust Memorial, and enjoy the breathtaking view and sunset! Other points of cultural and historical interest are the Mycenaean Settlement in Archontiki with the Mycenaean tombs, Konaki and Kanari House with the bust of Constantine Kanaris.
For hiking enthusiasts, Psara have wonderful trails, mainly in the northern part of Xirokambos, the Assumption Monastery and Agios Isidoros. Also interesting cultural events are held during the summer as well as traditional festivals.
Walk on the historic Black Ridge at Psara Holocaust Memorial, enjoy the view and the breathtaking sunset.
For hiking lovers Psara has wonderful trails, in the northern part of Xirokambos, the Monastery of Koimiseos Theotokos and Agios Isidoros.
In the taverns of the island you can taste the local lobsters served grilled on the coals, in spaghetti or fried.
In August, sports and cultural events of the Cultural Association "Brotherhood of Psariani" take place, which include beach volleyball, football, cycling and for children, sack races.