Rachoni



Rachoni is an old village where lie many monastery properties of the Athonic State classical mansions and taverns. There you will visit the church of the Assumption who built in the 19th century on a majestic site between sycamores close to a ravine with crystal waters on the edge of the village. The church celebrates on the 15th of August at which time after the service the funfair of the Virgin Mary takes place the infamous "Kourbani" in which they offer veal casserole. The village is famed for its olive oil production, as well as it’s honey and walnut sweets. It is said that the olive groves of Rachoni along with the ones of Prinos are the oldest ones on the island and many of the trees are over 900 years old.

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