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Set in the valley of Tragea and covered in
seemingly endless olive groves and fruit orchards. Here, the
Venetian towers of Gratsia and Barotsi rise unexpectedly from the
rolling countryside and there are several interesting Byzantine
churches. These include Agios Georgios Diasoritis (11th century) and
Damiotissa (11th century). Both have delightful frescoes. You can
also visit a distillery which produces a citrus-based liqueur
(somewhere between lemon and orange) - and tastings are, of course,
possible. There is also a pottery studio. Feel free to wander the
paths which criss-cross the olive plantations and the orchards.
Nearby is the church of Panagia Drossiani (6th century), the oldest
on the island, endowed with a very individual architectural style.