The island of Helios
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Tradition has it that it owes its name to the bushy plant Schino that abounds throughout the island. According to another version, the island got its name from the Venetian lord Schinoza. However, in the past we also meet the island with the names Echinoussa and Panidia. The island has been inhabited since the prehistoric period and according to the …
CELEBRATIONS - EVENTS On March 25th, the Annunciation of the Virgin and the National Holiday are celebrated in Messaria with a parade, a theatrical performance by school children and food offering in the courtyard of the church of Evangelistria. The Panigiri of Panagia tis Akathi, in Chora, (Akahistos Hymnos, movable holiday), is celebrated the day after the last Friday of …
NATURE In Schinoussa we find rare flora, which includes many endemic plants of the Cyclades as well as many trees, thus giving a different version of the Cycladic landscape. The island is included in the Natura 2000 network. sea activities Schinousa is an ideal place for sailing and yachting. If you do not have your own boat, ask for information …
Sea & Mountain
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