Village Theologos is located 10km northeast of Potos, 220m above sea level.
Up to the second half of the previous century, Theologos was the capital of the island and its political and economical center. Today it’s a political center of Potos, Astris and Kinira. Unlike the other mountain villages, Theologos is still full of life, with a large number of residents. At the moment there are 80 children attending the village school, half of them are Albanian children. Approximately two-thirds of island administrative belongs to Theologos.
The history of Theologos goes back to ancient times. A settlement and a tomb dating back to 8th century B.C. were found near Theologos.
Theologos is certainly one of the most beautiful places on the island, and you should definitely visit it. The first things you will notice are narrow streets, houses built in traditional, Macedonian style, with stone roofs. Theologos village represents a significant cultural monument, so building new, and reconstructing old houses is limited and by the standard for preserving the cultural and historical value of the village.
In the center of the village there is a church, built-in 1803. It is dedicated to St. Demetrios. It is known for its carved wooden altar, which took ages to build, and shows scenes from both the Old and New Testament. Near the church there is a folklore museum.
The simplicity of life and the spirit of traditional Greek culture will certainly leave an impression on you. To round up your visit, we suggest you try homemade lamb with some homemade wine in any of the local taverns.
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