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"Apple Trees", a most interesting village, surrounded by apple and chestnut trees on its north-eastern side and olive groves on the south-western one. It has an exceptionally beautiful church of an incredible history. It was built in mid-18th century, during the Turkish occupation, in such a way that its exterior, without belfry and other religious trimmings, did not betray the true nature and purpose of the structure. Its interior took 30 years to finish. The overall design and construction with perfect acoustics and light structure are a miracle of engineering. The frescos and superbly crafted iconostasis are a pleasure to behold. Attending Sunday morning Mass, a wedding or a christening ceremony always leaves you with a touch of the mystical and the divine. There is also a tiny, charming museum where the dying crafts of the area have found a haven that offers them protection from the tidal wave of excessive progress, commercialization and trivialization. Last but not least, Milies is the terminus of a narrow gauge railway line built in late 19th century by Evaristo de Chirico, father of the famous surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico. Today the train is in operation only for tourist purposes and it offers one of the favourite excursions for small and big children.

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