Ψάθουρα - Φάρος

Sporades - Psathoura

Psathoura is the northernmost of the islands of the complex. Its name comes from its shape, probably because it looks like a “Psatha”, a rush mat, floating in the middle of the sea.
It has a diameter of 2 km and covers an area of 2 square km. It is 8 miles away from Yura.

The most beautiful reef-like island of the Aegean...

The guardian of Sporades!

Between the years 1893-1895, a lighthouse, 25 m tall, was built which emits constant light visible at 18 miles. Before the lighthouse was built, the island was uninhabited.

Ψάθουρα - Φάρος
The lighthouse at Psathoura.

Some ruins on the north side have been described as ancient forts. There are also remnants of habitation on its south and west sides from the Neolithic times.

Ψάθουρα - αεροφωτογραφία
Top View of Psathoura.

Psathoura was formed from a volcano that erupted during the Pleiocene period. Its lava consists of augitic andesite and olivine. The soil is earthy and quite fertile, and there is also some underground water.

In the last century, on the island’s southern coast and at a depth of 10-17m, divers from Kalymnos had reported seeing ruins of a city.

Its tropical-looking beach, perhaps the most beautiful in the Sporades, along with the island’s low altitude reminisces us about islands growing out of the sea, a landscape that one does not normally find in Greece.

 

Ψάθουρα - παραλία
Tropical-looking beach - Psathoura.

Ψάθουρα - καταγάλανα νερά
Psathoura - amazing clear blue water.

Psathoura was formed from a volcano that erupted during the Pleiocene period. Its lava consists of augitic andesite and olivine. The soil is earthy and quite fertile, and there is also some underground water.

In the last century, on the island’s southern coast and at a depth of 10-17m, divers from Kalymnos had reported seeing ruins of a city.

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