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Skalia is a coastal village, on the northwestern side of the island. It is amphitheatrically built on the mountainside, offering thus spectacular views towards the island Telendos and the islet Calabros.

It lies 18 km away from the port of Pothia and its few inhabitants are principally engaged in farming and fishing activities. Near the village, there is one of the most beautiful caves of the island, the cave of Skalia, which is rich in stalactites and stalagmites.
In Skalia you can find also the church of Agios Nikolaos (St. Nicholas), one of the 23 churches of the island dating from the 5th to 6th century. Inside it,  high quality frescoes have been preserved. To the west you will find the -constructed upon an ancient building- church of Agios Mamas (Saint Mamas).
The rocky morphology of Skalia and the internationally recognized climbing fields that have been developed offer an ideal destination for climbing, enjoying at the same time an admirable view towards the Aegean Sea.

Within walking distance of the Skalia lies the beach Palionissos, a lovely secluded haven of calm and relaxation.