Arkesini is one of the oldest settlements on the island located 14 km south of Chora. The village is in a rocky area with little vegetation and the whitewashed houses are build on the slopes of the mountain Korakas. Between the rocks are small fertile valleys and plains with many fruit trees and olive groves. The main livelihood is farming, cattle-breeding, and fishing. Nature here is calm and serene and just outside the village is the tower of Agia Triada which dates back to the 4th century BC and it is believed that it was used for defensive purposes. The nearest beach is Ammoudi which you can reach only by walking.