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Aghio Galas

 
Aghio Galas, Chios
 
 
Aghio Galas (69 Km from the town) is built at the northwestern tip of Chios island on the top of a rocky mountain. Unique caves extend below the present village, a complex of at least three chambers, the largest of which is approximately 200 meters.
People settled in this cave during the Early Neolithic period (6000 - 5000 BC) and lived until circa 2700 BC. Fragments of clay objects, as well as animal bones, indicate that the cave was also used as a sanctuary from Archaic to Roman times.
 
Church in front of the cave, Kalamoti, ChiosSince the Byzantine era to the present day it has served as a place of Christian worship, consecrated to Panagia Aghiogalousaina (Virgin of the Holy Milk). There is also a tiny chapel of St. Anne within the cave.
The village’s name came after "the milky water" (gala =milk) dropping from the stalactites of the cave. Worth visiting is also the square with tower and arch. Local festival on August 22.



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villages

Trypes, Parparia, Volissos, Spartouda, Siderounda, Katavasi, Diefxa, Fita, Kipouries, Pispilounta, Potamia, Melanios, Aghio Galas, Haladra, Aphrodisia, Keramos, Leptopoda, Egrigoros, Kourounia, Nenitouria, Pirama

Sightseeing

Prehistoric Times
Prehistoric Aghio Galas
Ancient Times
Rimokastro
Medieval Times
Kournas Monastery, Aghia Matrona Monastery, Fortress of Volissos, Watchtowers, Ta Markou ruined village
Late Byzantine Times
St George Prastia Siderountas, Monastery Moundon, Virgin of Aghio Galas, The Holy Shrine Of St. Marcella


Chios beaches

Elinda, Metoxi, Tigani, Magemena, Managros, Prastia, Limnia, Lefkathia, Limnos, Lampsa, Aghia Marcella, Ezousa, Zanakounta, Agiasmata