Tsikalario

It is about a small village at a distance of 9km from Chora, located between Chalki and Potamia. Its name comes from the word “tsikali” which means earthen kitchen utensil in Ancient Greek. Moreover, in antiquity the village used to be the workshop of the castle’s residents.
 
Entering to the village you will meet a spring and next to it there is a byzantine little church of 6th century, Agios Stefanos, which also has a few frescos in its interior. In the northern part of the settlement there is also the byzantine chapel of Agios Pachomios. At a distance of 1km in a westward direction dominates the impressive Upper Castle with its walls and embrasures along with the ruins of the byzantine churches that once used to play a determinant role in the island’s life.    
 
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