Faraklata Village

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Faraklata Village

Faraklata is a small traditional village, built on a hillside above the east coast of the gulf of Argostoli and 5 km from the city, on the road from Argostoli to Sami. The church bell tower, 42 metres in height, can be seen from afar and is the tallest bell tower on the island.

A walk in the village is pleasant with the traditional houses with courtyards full of flowers. There is still a ruined mill in the village that was used to grind wheat.

The national poet of Romania Panait Istrati (1884-1935) was the son of an immigrant who came from Faraklata. His real name was Gerasimos Valsamis.

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