This small upland village is in a hollow between sparsely vegetated hillsides and has been listed as a “traditional settlement”. You wouldn’t know to look at Theologos today, but for hundreds of years during the Ottoman period this was the administrative centre of the island.

Being a traditional settlement has helped preserve the village’s Macedonian-style stone houses.

These are on cobblestone paths branching off the main roads, which run parallel along the contours of the hillside.

There’s a clutch of tavernas in the village, as well as a folklore museum, and close by in this mountainous setting are historic lime kilns and olive mills to check out.