|Katapola's historical bay welcomes its visitors to its
leeward and safe port. There are thr three settlementsd
Katapola , xilokeratidi and Rachidi.
Above Katapolas settlemment is the hill of ancient Minoa, the homonymous historical
city-state, where the remains of some of the important buildings can still be
seen: the walls of the city, the gymnasium, some eminent hellenistic churches
and the archaic citabel. The bay has been inbabited for almost 6,000 years.
The picturesque landscape and the simple forms of Cyccladic
arcitecture of the settlements are interesting to see , especially
the monuments to Panagia Katapoliani, the Byzantine church
of Evagelismos above Xilokeratidi, and the historic chapels
of Taxiarchis;s and St. Irene.
Katapola's town offers many tourist facilities and is full
of shops with local crafts.
Fascinating beaches nearby are : Kato Akrotiri, Maltezi,
Plakes, Triss Ierarches, Agios Panteleimonas, Finikies, Tirokomos
and Agioi Sananta. Katapola's peaceful ambience always dominates