Megalo Chorio Sightseeing
Here is our section with things to see and do in Megalo Chorio Tilos. Discover 5 interesting sightseeing in Megalo Chorio, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Tilos.
The Monastery of Saint Panteleimon is the most important church on Tilos and the protector of the island. It is located at the end of the only road on Tilos.
The Archaeological Collection of Tilos exhibits pieces of classical vessels, small statues, ancient inscriptions and sculptures from the Classical and the Hellenistic Times. These findings were excavated on the island, mostly in the valley of Lakia, close to Megalo Chorio.
The Paleontological Collection of Tilos is of special interest. It presents the findings from the excavations of Charkadio Cave in the centre of the island, where ancient pieces of pottery, Neolithic tools and fossils of dwarf elephants were found. There are also drawings and photographs from the excavations, which were held in the 1970s by the professor of geology, Nikolaos Symeonides.
The Medieval Castle is located on top of a steep mountain, right above Megalo Chorio. It was constructed by the Knights of Saint John and climbing up there is a difficult task.
Charkadio Cave is located in the centre of the island, about 2 km south of Megalo Chorio. This cave is of great paleontological importance, as this is where the first fossiled teeth of dwarf elephants were found. The findings are hosted in the Paleontological Collection in Megalo Chorio.
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