Sotiras village is located at an altitude of 380m. at the foot of Mount Ypsario. It is a village with marvelous nature that combines the beauty of the mountainous landscape with the endless blue of the sea that unfolds in front of you. Spring waters refresh the visitors all over the year in the square under the plane trees. The visitor can observe the numerous chapels on both sides of the road throughout the route. The village is famous for the beautiful, mild and dry climate and is ideal for those who love piece and tranquility. You can also see intact its traditional houses, the old church and the fountain built in 1890 in the central square. Sotiras village and especially its mountainous side is the the village with least interventions over the ysers which makes it one of the most traditional and attractive villages to visit. Good food lovers will also appreiciate the famous tavern / cage in the square of the village.

The Church of the Transfiguration built in 1890 is also very interesting to visit. There, you can admire the handmade wooden temple made by the monks of Mount Athos in the early twentieth century.

In Sotiras village, there were many chapels of Mount Athos and the relations between the locals and the monks were excellent. The marble fountain at its source Platanas in the center of the village under towering ceturies old trees, are declared as protected monument by the 4th ephoreia of Modern Monuments of the Ministry of Culture and were built the same year that the Church of the Transfiguration was built (1890). The village is left with little population and several houses have been deserted, as many residents have moved to Skala Sotiros.

Skala Sotiros is just 3 km from Skala Prinos and is built along a beautiful and quiet beach. In Skala Sotiros there is the most important place on the island during the early Bronze Age (3,000 to 2,000 BC). On the hill where today is built the church of Prophet Elias, a piece of wall which enclosed a prehistoric settlement is found. Under the foundations of the church, a complex of rooms and ancillary spaces has been excavated and a number of anthropomorphic columns have been found. Finally, in the village baths of the late Roman period have been also found.