“ Once there were five villages... “


  • Karya is one of the oldest villages of the island. In a ravine south of the village, an
    archaeological discovery was found (section of a grave column, dating back to the 5th BC
    century), which is an indication for the existence of life in the region since then.
  • The origin of the name is unknown. It is thought to originate from Karya (= walnuts) that were
    in abundance.
  • Two cathedrals of Karya are of particular interest:Ag Elephtherios(17th cent) and Agios
    Dimitrios (18th cent.), and also the churches of the Assumption (Leventados Cathedral) and
    St. Lucia in Philipados.
  • A girls' school was founded in Karya in 1863 which was maintained until 1887.
  • Visit the village's Historical and Folklore Museum at the site of the old school.
  • Enjoy a walk in the grove of the village, the largest on the island, with the Church of the
    Assumption dominating in the middle.


  • Located 8 km away from Chora (Tinos). 
  • Follow the old road network and at the first junction turn left towards Mountados and Karya.
    Alternatively, following Tripotamou Av., turn right at the junction after Tripotamos.
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