The villages of Pera Choria, Koureli, Sasa (Oreino) and other smaller settlements are located near Chora. From there you can ascend towards the famous Monastery of Panachrantou, whose architecture is particularly interesting. The existence of the monastery was first mentioned at the end of the 16th century. According to a tradition, it was founded by the emperor Nicephoros II Phocas. It became famous in the 17th century and housed up to 300 monks during the Greek War of Independence. Father Evdokimos has been a monk here since 1956. The relics of the saint’s head are kept in the church of Agios Panteleimon.