Tsipidos, as it was called earlier, or Marpissa, is an atmospheric village built on the hill at a small distance from the sea. The area, which was named after the daughter of King Evinos, has a unique Cycladic picturesqueness, inspired by the architecture of the 16th century. It is built amphitheatrically, withlight filtering down onto the blossoming scenery, with windmills and small churches appearing in most traditional alleys and the recently finished cathedral of Metamorphosi (Transfiguration) standing at its top. It is worth visiting the Folklore museum at the square of Agios Nicolaos (Saint Nicholas), as well as the area where Nikos Perantinos exhibits his sculptures, while for hikers and nature lovers, the journey doesn’t end there. The hiking routes reach the hill of Kefalos, where you see the remnants of Venetian castles at a low altitude, and at the top, the monastery of Agios Antonios, a monument of the 16th century. Alternatively, going southwest, you will reach the monastery of Agios Georgios and you will forget that you are in the Aegean Sea.
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