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38°33′N 25°34′E

COORDINATES

44.511 km²

AREA

45 kms.

COAST LENGTH

422

POPULATION

(+) 22740

TELEPHONE CODE

82104

POSTAL CODE

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AIRPORT / INT.

HELIPORT

GMT +2:00

TIME ZONE

Psara (Chora)

CAPITAL

PSARA

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Psara

Psara is a tiny island of the North East Aegean. Most people may never have heard of Psara, but it is a Greek island rich in cultural and historical heritage intertwined with the liberation struggle for independence in 1821. In addition, it has a very old naval tradition. The history of the island does not begin in 1821 but dates back to ancient times and Homer mentioned the island in the Odyssey, referring to it as ‘Psiri’. Unlike other Greek islands, here there not many places to visit but Psara boasts a beautiful scenery, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters and a picturesque little town, amphitheatrically built around the small harbor which links Psara to Chios and the port of Piraeus on the mainland. The island is also distinguished by its cuisine and its lobster pasta is one of the best you have ever tasted.

Among the places of interest, are the church of Agios Nikolaos and the monastery of Profitis Ilias which preserves some ancient books and relics. Apart from sightseeing, you can kayak around the island and visit nearby islets, take a boat trip to the tiny island of Antipsara home to one of the most astonishing beaches in all the Aegean, hike the inland of Psara, and enjoy beautiful sunsets from Mavri Rachi. Despite its small size, Psara has a few lovely beaches with crystal-clear water to visit and spend your day. Do not expect to find luxurious hotels and many accommodation options on Psara, but only a few rooms for rent, some tavernas and all the basic amenities for your vacations. Psara is an ideal choice for a quiet and relaxing holiday and is famous for its excellent thyme honey.

Psara is a Greek island in the North Aegean. Together with the small island of Antipsara, it forms the municipality of Psara which is part of the Chios regional unit.

Psara is the place of the Psara massacre, in which thousands of Greeks on the island were massacred by Ottoman troops during the Greek War of Independence in 1824.

The port town is the only town on the island. It links Psara to the island of Chios and other parts of Greece.

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Getting Around

HOW TO GET AROUND PSARA | Car Rental, Bike, Hiking

On Psara there is only one settlement, thus you will only need transportation for getting to the beaches. There is no public transport on the island, so the best way to travel around is to hire a car from another island and take it over via the ferry. If cars are not your thing, hiking around the island is possible, but during the summer months the heat may be an issue. Cycling around the island is another option but you’ve got to bring your own bike.

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  • 15 Aug 2024

    The Feast of the Holy Mary

  • 28 Jun 2025

    The Feast of the Holocaust