The Psara island complex, (with a total of seven islets), is situated on the northwestern part of the island of Chios. The largest of all is called Psara, while the smaller ones include Antipsara, (which is uninhabited), Kato Nisi, Agie Nikolaki, Daskalio, Prasonisi and Nisopoula.
Psara has a population of approximately 500 inhabitants and can be easily reached by boat from the town of Chios. The island’s coastline in no more than 36km. in length and there are no trees at all. If you come you will only find bushes, mainly thyme producing a very good quality of honey. Additionally, Psara is covered in hills and mountains, the highest being that of Prophitis Ilias, (Ilias the Prophet).
In the ancient times the island was called Psyra and it is well known not just for its long history but also for its great fishing tradition.
Psara offers to all visitors a vacation of relaxation and rest. Cars and motorbikes cannot be found in any part of the island. Of course, there are some hotels, cafeterias and traditional tavernas.
On the east part of Psara the visitor can see the impressive lighthouse, situated at the top of Agios Georgios cape. The island is one of immense beauty with picturesque landscape and gor
geous beaches of all kind. Here, the vistiror can find big sandy beaches, isolated coasts and small ports. The beach of Katsouni is situated close to the island’s town with sand and shallow waters. At the end of the beach is the bay of Agia Kyriaki and to the south is the beach of Lazareta, one of the best on the island.
If you visit Psara, do not forget to taste the delicious local milk cheese known as «kopanisti».