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Portianou - See on Map

Originally, the village was further west at the site Agios Spiridon.


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Originally, the village was further west at the site Agios Spiridon. According to old reports, the residents abandoned the village three centuries ago, because of a cholera epidemic. The place name is Latin and seems to come from the words porto juno, namely new port. This harbor was built by the Venetians in the nearby beach southeastwards of the old village, where a Venetian tower is still preserved.

Apart from rural and commercial métiers, the residents of Portianou developed an intense intellectual and artistic tradition that still continues. In Portianou you may visit the Folklore Museum, the Allied Cemetery of the allied forces who encamped there in 1915 during the Gallipoli expedition, the Temple of Eisodia tis Theotokou, but also to admire the fabulous mansions.

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