First view

The visitors who come up from Chora are surprised pleasantly by the view they behold, just right after the turn “tou Timiou Stavrou” [genitive of “Timios Stavros”, meaning “Holy Cross”], or the turn “tou latomeiou” [genitive of “to latomeio”, meaning “the quarry”), of the white houses built in an amphitheatrical manner.
After the turn, the Filotites who come from foreign lands feel their pulse rising intensely, as their yearning for meeting relatives and friends reaches the zenith point.
This turn always was and continues to be a point of great emotional surge for the Filotites who leave their Village to migrate, or, even, when the time of departure, after their summer vacation, comes.