and lower town. The lower town is called Gialos and the upper town Chorio. Most of the houses are neoclassical, painted in warm pastel colors, with balconies in the center and red tiled roofs. In Simi Island don't miss to visit the sights of the Venetian castle Kastro with Kyra Panagia church, the circular, stone construction of Pontikokastro, the Patitiria and the Dragon's fortress that according to a myth it has been built by Dragons. You should also visit the monastery of the Archangel Michael Panormitis on the southwest coast of the island. The monastery has two museums, one of ecclesiastical art rich in exhibits like pontifical’s, silver icons etc. and one of a folk art with important objects of the folk culture of the island. There is also a library with Byzantine manuscripts and editions of ecclesiastical, historical and philological content.