The monument of Daskalopetra is one of the most famous attractions of the island and belongs to the homonymous settlement of the area of Omiroupolis. It is a rock on which, according to tradition, Homer taught (that is the reason why the area has taken the name Daskalopetra, or else stone of Homer). Reliable sources inform us that Chios is the birthplace of the great ancient poet.

On the other hand, after studies that archaeologists made in the region indicate that the monument is a small temple built in the 6th century BC and is dedicated to the goddess Kyveli (“Cybele”) who was worshiped in ancient times on the island as the Megali Mitir (“Mother Goddess”).

Over the centuries, the monument has undergone a major disaster and its appearance has substantially been altered.

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