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Drymalia (Greek: Δρυμαλία) is a former municipality on the island of Naxos, in the Cyclades, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Naxos and Lesser Cyclades, of which it is a municipal unit.[1] With a land area of 302.828 km² (116.92 sq mi), it comprises about 70 percent of the island, in the eastern, northern, and southern parts. Its population was 6,099 at the 2001 census. The seat of the municipality was in Chalkeio (pop. 408), located at the center of the island. The largest town is Filoti, with a population of 1,702 inhabitants. Other large towns are Aperathos, Koronos, Damarionas, and Koronis. The municipal unit shares the island with the municipal unit of Naxos (city), which comprises about 30 percent of the island of Naxos, at its western end.

The municipality of Drymalia is divided in

Filoti

Filoti (old Form Filotio) a village on a side of the mountain Za.

Church: Panagia Filiotissa (15 August Festival). Around the village in the north the tower Cheimarros

Koronos

Koronos and Skado, Naxos

Mesi

Mesi is a village on a side of the Koronos mountain. It was in the past part of the community of Skado. In 1955 the population was 180 and 116 in 2001.

Moni

Moni

Moni is a village which in Greek means monastery, a name due to the byzantine church/monastery of Panagia Drosiani

Sifones

Sifones was a settlement, today uninhabitated. There is a small church Agiou Ioanni tou Prodromou (Αγίου Ιωάννη του Προδρόμου), i.e. John the Baptist. In memory of the Beheading of St. John a religious festival is held in the region 29 August each year.

Koronis

Komiaki

Koronis (Komiaki) is a mountain village, 650 m on Mount Koronos. In the past it was the seat of the old municipality of Koronida. In the North of Koronis a Mycenaean tomb from the 15 to 14 th centrury BC was found in the year 1910, forgotten it was rediscovered again in 1995.

Near the sea-side settlement of Apollon (Apollonas), a marble quarry existed in antiquity. A giant Kouros sculpture and other sculptures were found in the region

References

^ Kallikratis law Greece Ministry of Interior (Greek)

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