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Megalo xorio

Megalo Chorio

Megalo Chorio is located at the opposite slope right across Paleo Mikro Chorio and Neo Mikro Chorio, and is the seat of the municipality of Potamia. It is built on the slope of Kaliakouda Mountain at an altitude of 720 meters. You enter the village 2 km. after the junction of the main road Karpenisi- Prousos on your left. Megalo Chorio has beautiful houses and picturesque stone-paved alleys.

The nice white chapel of Agios Athanasios (built in 1924) welcomes you at the entrance to the village together with a marble monument of Panagiota Stathopoulou (17 years old), a member of the United Panhellenic Organization of Youth (EPON), who lost her life to a German battle tank in Athens in 1943. At the centre of the village, the clock (built in 1994, looking in fact older than it is due to its stone construction), the kiosk and the wellspring, the shops selling traditional local products such as sweet preserves, home-made marmalades, pasta, walnut pie, custard filled pastry (galaktoboureko) etc., are an attraction not only to foreign visitors but to local ones as well.

Cars must park outside the village and pedestrians only can follow a cobblestoned street leading to the village. Megalo Chorio has a worth seeing Folklore Museum , a Cultural Center, and don’t forget to visit the 150 years old church of Agia Paraskevi. An aquatic scenery with running waters in Megalo Chorio just like in Paleo Mikro Chorio and Neo Mikro Chorio. Inside the settlement there are many oaks and walnut trees. A forest full of fir-trees begins right above the settlement. The approximately 600 permanent residents of the village are engaged mostly in stockbreeding and agriculture and during the last 15 years also in the service sector.