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Kataraktis, Chios

Kataraktis is a littoral village, 16 km south of Chios, with a small beautiful port for trawlers and small fishing boats. The village has a beautiful beach and a lot of taverns serving fresh sea-food.
In the area of Kataraktis there is the nunnery of Panagia Rouchouni and also the church of Aghios Ioannis of Argentis built in mediaeval times.
The old Kataraktis was built 2 Km southwest in the interior. It is now abandoned, though it attracts the interest of many historians for its ruined medieval houses and Byzantine churches. Aghios Ioannis o Argentis is the most famous of them. It is a 14th century basilica thoroughly rebuilt except for its vestibule which retains the blind arches, ceramic decoration and the well preserved frescoes. The wooden iconostasis is also of considerable artistic value.

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Kallimasia, Neohori, Vassileoniko, Vavili, Kataraktis, Nenita, Vouno, Flatsia, Koini, Tholopotami, Myrmigi, Didymes, Pagida, Kalamoti, Patrika, Armolia


Medieval Times
Virgin Krena, Holy Apostles, Virgin Agrelopou, Virgin Sikelia, Pamegiston Taxiarhon Monastery, Aghia Matrona Monastery, Fortress of Apolihni, Watchtowers
Late Byzantine Times
Monastery of Aghios Menas, Monastery of Plakidiotissa
Post Byzantine and Later Times
Monastery of Zoodochos Pygi

Chios Beaches

Aghia Fotia, Aghios Aimilianos, Vokaria, Gridia, Aghios Giannis, Lilikas, Komi, Viri

Date: Τετάρτη, 12 Ιανουαρίου 2005
petrides, NEW yORK . NY
Comment:the village of KAtaraktis sounds the ideal place to relax , good swimming and good fresh fish we strongly recomment vacation in this beautifuk place