Initially it was called Kako Chorio (Bad Village). Its present-day name reflects its silk making past (silk worm farming), which still survives. The matron saint of the village is the Virgin Mary, whose feast is celebrated on 15 August. There is also the new church dedicated to St. Nicholas, the cathedral of the village, built on the ruins of a Byzantine church, as well as the church of Agiou Rafail (St. Raphael). The hamlet stands out in Greece, as this is the only place with a church dedicated to St. Onesimus, the patron saint of the imprisoned. Agiou Onisimou church is located outside the hamlet, to the east. At a short distance there are the ruins of the initial hamlet from the Ottoman occupation period.