Megalo Chorio and Mikro Chorio on Agathonissi

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Megalo Chorio lies a few hundred meters above Agios Georgios. The uphill slope is not to be trifled with, I promise. The village is home to nearly the entire island's population (165 people), in other words, a metropolis compared with its little sister Mikro Chorio. The name Megalo means "big" in Greek, and consequently does Micro means "small", but you probably already knew that. :-)

Mikro Chorio is opposite Megalo Chorio and has about 10 inhabitants, the village is so tiny that if you blink you'll miss it. There are no facilities at all.

Just outside the village is a small church called Agios Panteleimonos. On July 26 every year the saint of the church is celebrated with a big party that includes food and drinks, live music and of course dancing. Often it is The band from Agathonissithat stands for the music.

Read more about The band from Agathonissi on the page about Platys Gialos on Lipsi. If you are not lucky to be on Agathonissi on July 26, console yourself with the view from the church that is the same all year round. The view of Megalo Chorio and the beautiful bay below is magical. Buy some cheese and wine, it is an ideal place to have picnic.

Agios Panteleimonos . Agathonssi.

Agios Panteleimonos is located at top right of the photo.

Mikro Chorio.

Mikro Chorio.

Megalo Chorio.

Megalo Chorio is on the hill to the left. The picture is taken from Mikro Chorio.

Megalo Chorio is the "capital" of Agathonissi, here are post office, ATM, doctor, school, two mini markets (with a minimum of assortment), one café and one taverna. There is no dentist on Agathonissi, however, it comes one dentist from Patmos once a month. He works for free and have his consulting room in the house that lies at the pier at the far end of the beach in the port.

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