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Galanado

Galanado is a small graphic village of 412 residents.

It is amphitheatrically built with view to the fertile flat of Livadi, Stelida and Chora.

Without being for sure, the village took the name after a resident who was named Galanos.

The residents deal mainly with  agriculture and livestock-farming. In the few last years new houses are built, especially in Ag. Isidoros point, not exclusively by Galanado residents .

The parish church of the village is "Agio Pneyma'(Saint Spirit)  and was built in 1822, as ii s written above the door of Temple in the left aisle.
In the southern side of the village, TOWER of BELONIA dominates , as a residue of Venetian domination. Nowadays , it  belongs to a citizen and in the courtyard still remains the twin chapels of Saint Ioannis that belongs both to Catholics and to Orthodoxies.

Easterly, is MITROPOLOS point between the churches Ag.Georgios and Ag. Eirini there is an enormous blocks of stone, and it said that there existed a Palaeolithic settlement.

In the limits to Potamia, are found the chapel of St. Dimitrios built up the mountain and the church of Stavros (Cross), an old monastery.

North is PARATREHOS point, a place where they were the aestival residences of Francs that remained in Chora. The beautiful gardens do not exist anymore, only remnants, the palms and the enormously araucaria.

Ioanna Triantafyllou




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