The capital of the island is made up of two quarters, Messa and Exo Kastro (meaning interior and exterior part of the castle). Messa Kastro is a typical Cycladic village, with its houses forming the external wall of the castle. Exo Kastro was built in the 17th century around Mesa Kastro to add plain square shapes to the domes and arches of Messa Kastro’s architecture. Trails take you and the locals to every part of the island. A marvellous ecosystem awaits you, where myrtle and fig trees, lentisks, reeds, vines and blue lizards prevail.
Moreover, the Mediterranean seal Monachus monachus’ haven is in the north and uninhabited side of the island. This is where you will find “Skiadi”, a natural sculpture resembling a gigantic mushroom.
For those who are into thermal springs, go to the beaches of Agioklima, Prassa (where they used to excavate chalk), Therma and Kastro, the beach with the red stones.