Damalas

It is a small village at a distance of 14km far from Chora near the region of Tragaia. The village has really few but hospitable residents who are willing to welcome and offer their help to the visitors. According to the tradition the name of the village comes from a blind but wise man that was called this way.

It is worth visiting the little church of Agia Irini that stands on the top of the village as a guard as well as the traditional potter’s workshop at the entrance of the village. Strolling on the renowned whitened Cycladic narrow streets you will reach the old olive press, trio as it is typically called by the locals. Just get in and go back in time exploring how the precious good of oil was once being produced.

Damalas with luxuriant vegetation all over is a typical example of those small villages of Naxos which are of a particular character and beauty.
 
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