Argos

ArgosArgos is located southwest of Chora in a short distance. It is an extensive plateau with an altitude of 170m close to where the airport is. The name Argos was given by the Argious of Peloponnese that stayed there after the Trojan War. Argos is a small and sparsely populated village where the residents work on farming and agriculture. Traditional products of Argos are the hand kneaded bread, Barley coils and cheese products. Every summer the annual celebration of Tsampouna (hornpipe) is organised. In the plateau of Argos first thing you see is the Byzantine church of the Twelve Apostles. The “Apostles” church is the most important Byzantine temple of Kalymnos and is likely to have been built in the place of an ancient temple, as shown by pre – Christian architectural parts.

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