Have you ever heard of Pasha Island? It’s one of the many hidden gems of Greece, where hundreds of islands and islets dot the coastline. Some are so obscure that they have their own stories, have few or no residents, or have been deserted. Most islands, islets, and rocky outcrops are in the Aegean Sea, and many are unfamiliar to most people. That’s the case with a small island near Chios Island with a curious name: Pasha! This island belongs to the island complex Oinousses group and has some very special inhabitants.
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The island of Pasha Oinousses or Passas as it is written is also called Panagia. This island is the second largest islet of the Oinousses complex located northeast of Chios. Specifically, it is located east of Oinousses, very close to the coast of Asia Minor. It is a small islet with an area of only 2.5 square kilometers.
What makes the island stand out, even more, is not its name or its small area but the fact that apart from the few trees it has on it, dogs and donkeys live there! As far as the island’s buildings are concerned, there is the Church of the Holy Pilgrimage of Zoodochos Pigi of Panagia Oinousses island. There is also the National Guard “Panagia” which belongs to the 96th High Command of the National Guard Battalions. What also stands out is the lighthouse of the island which was built in 1863 by the French Company of Lighthouses. Its height reaches 8.5 meters and its focal height is 75 meters.
The unknown islands of Greece
As we mentioned, Pasha is one of the mysterious islands of Greece, where its unique inhabitants live in harmony with nature. But Pasha is not alone in its mystery. There are many other hidden islands in Greece that have secrets waiting to be uncovered. For example, there is Tsichli Baba, in Messinia, a tiny island that holds a surprising treasure, or the island of Sparta that Onassis wanted to transform into a paradise, but failed to do so. And let’s not forget Formikoula, an exotic island that few people know about, or Psira, an ancient island that has traces of a lost civilization.
Greece is a country full of wonders and surprises, and its coastline is a treasure trove of hidden gems. You will never run out of unique places to discover and explore in this beautiful land.
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