Episkopi Gonias

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Coordinates: 36°23′06″N 25°27′35″E / 36.38500°N 25.45972°E / 36.38500; 25.45972

SE view from Episkopi Gonias.

Episkopi Gonias (Greek: Επισκοπή Γωνιάς) also Mesa Gonia (Greek: Μέσα Γωνιά) is a village and a community on the island of Santorini in Greece, located 6 km southeast of the capital Fira.[1] It is built on the foothills of Profitis Ilias mountain and had 118 inhabitants according to the 2011 census. Episkopi Gonias was almost entirely destroyed by an earthquake in 1956. As a result, most of its dwellers moved near the coast and built the village of Kamari. Today, Episkopi Gonias and Kamari comprise the community (Δημοτική Κοινότητα) of Episkopi Gonias, population 1,462 (2011).[2]

The village derives its name from Panagia Episkopi, a nearby 11th century Byzantine church which used to be the seat of the Orthodox diocese of Santorini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Episkopi (Mesa) Gonia". Municipality of Thira Official Tourism Portal. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Απογραφή Πληθυσμού - Κατοικιών 2011. ΜΟΝΙΜΟΣ Πληθυσμός" (in Greek). Hellenic Statistical Authority.