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Northern Aegean Isl.
Psara Island
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Psara Island

Area: 40 sq km
Population: 460
Post Code: 82104
Telephone Code: 2272
Police : 61222
Port Police: 61252
Municipality: 61266
Port of Chios: 2271-44433

Psara is located 12 miles to the northwest. It can be reached by boat from the city of Chios. The island has been the site for many heroic and tragic episodes. The famous revolutionary admiral, Kanaris was born in Psara, and Psarians were among the first of all Greeks to join in the revolt against the Turks in 1821. In 1824 the Turks attacked the island and massacred more than 15.000 Greeks; only 3.000 managed to escape. The island never recovered from the complete destruction.

Today, the island is inhabited by less than 500 people, which all live in the village of Psara. The visitor can find a few cafes, snack bars and rooms to let, but no other tourist services exist.

>> Northern Aegean Islands : Chios, Fournoi, Ikaria, Inousses, Lemnos, Lesvos, Psara, Samos.


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