A rural drive through olive fields and vineyards leads to Macherado.
The old church of St Maura with its beautiful freestanding belltower
is the predominant building in the second largest village on the
bells can often be heard for many miles around the island. The town
is host to one of the largest festivals on the island, on the first
Sunday in June.
A visit to Macherado (along with Keri) is
worthwhile just to admire some of the finest Venetian architecture
to survive the 1953 earthquake
A view of Macherado from the hills.
bell tower of Agias Mavras in Macherado.