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|Damouhari (Aegean Coast)|
Damouhari is a traditional settlement and its name is a derivation of "d'amour", which means "provide me with love or divine grace", this being the name of an old Venetian sailor's prayer. Damourhari was in fact settled by the Venetians, as is the only natural harbor in the Eastern Pelion area. Its beautiful white pebble beach, as surrounded by the wild and imposing nature, fills the visitor with awe. The beach is cut in half by a rugged rocky mount rising out of the sea, on top of which are the remnants of the old Venetian castle. Also worthy of a visit, is the old abbey of St. Nicolas, with its unique paintings (hagiographies).
This delightfully romantic fishing village lies a short distance along the Aegean coast from the more cosmopolitan beach resort of Agios loannis.
The small hamlet consists of two bays; one a natural harbour with fishing boats wallowing in the shallows and overlooked by several sleepy tavern as and bars, the other a stunning white pebble beach with aquamarine waters.
The walking in the area is magnificent, climbing the steep craggy steps of the cliff overlooking the beach, or meandering along the coastal track that leads to Papa Nero beach and Agios loannis beyond. Fakistra (bottom picture on the right) is another lovely beach within easy access.
Of course, the entire mountain also awaits your exploration -that is if you can tear yourself away from the sleepy charms of this quaint and elegant hamlet.
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