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Kalamoti lies at a 20-kilometre-distance from town. It used to be a large and prosperous village during the Genoese period, with two defensive towers and a fortified perimeter. Elements of the medieval form and architecture are still preserved, however, the rebuilding of houses and the changes in the architectural style have altered the morphological unity of the village.

At the centre of the village there is a marble-carved memorial made by the sculptor Michael Tombros.

Olive and fruit-trees are cultivated in the valleys around the village. At the south of the village a road that crosses the plain of Kalamoti, where there are vegetables and fruits, esp. local watermelons agricultures, leads to the seaside settlement, Komi. The seaside of Komi, a vast sandy beach, is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches of Chios. The visitor will enjoy swimming and sea sports in a calm beach. During the last years, the area has developed into one of the most popular tourist hot spots of the island. At Komi’s main pedestrian road there are many restaurants and taverns, where the visitor can enjoy delicious and tasty delicacies, fresh fish and many other savory dishes of the Greek cuisine. The Komi seaside ends to another lovely pebbled beach, the picturesque seaside of Lilikas.

From Kalamoti one can visit two important monuments of the Byzantine period::

  • Panagia Sikelia, an important Byzantine church monument of the 12th century.
  • Panagia Agrelopousena is a church with interesting wall paintings that date back to the 14th century. It also has a gold plated wooden carved temple of the 19th century.



Fortified Medieval Settlements: 

Pyrgi | Mesta | Olympoi | Kalamoti | Armolia | Vessa | Anavatos


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