The main attraction of Athani is ruined Apollo temple. Many interesting legends are associated with this picturesque old town; the only prehistoric monument here is the aforementioned temple. There are lots of existing archaeological regions on the island, including the town of Athani. Findings of scientists are gathered at the Archaeological Museum, its collection includes works of art, jewelry, pottery, stone, centuries-old mosaics and other artifacts.
No less interesting exhibition is organized in the Ethnographic Museum. Art lovers would be interested in visiting the art gallery, which hosts a collection of paintings of Byzantine and later periods. Lots of interesting tourist attractions are concentrated near Kalligoni town. Here is also an old amphitheater and ruins of powerful defensive walls, as well as several religious monuments. Apart from ruins of ancient temples, more than a dozen of old churches and cathedrals have survived on the island. Among them, Agios Minas, St. Spiridon, St. Demetrius, St. John of Anjou, and the Church of the Pantocrator point out.
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