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Agia Efimia


Agia Efimia

Agia Efimia

Agia Efimia

Situated aproximately midway between Sami and Myrtos Beach and about an hour's drive to or from any other point on the island, is a pretty fishing village called Agia Efimia, which is named after Saint Efimia. In Saint Efimia's honour, the village holds a Festival each year on 11th July.

The village has a well sheltered harbour, which makes it a very popular stop for visiting yachts, there is also a good selection waterside cafes and tavernas around the harbour.

Before the 1953 earthquakes, Agia Efimia was one of the island's important centres of trade with stately homes and mansions belonging to the Venetians, who’s mansions can still be seen on the right-hand edge of the village overlooking the harbour. The village was completely destroyed during the big earthquake and was totally rebuilt with assistance from the French, and today it is a very picturesque village.