In fact, the village of Shen Vasil has existed thanks to a monastery that was built in memory of the same saint in the 17th century. Today the main occupation is the cultivation of Olives and that can be seen from the numerous olive trees around the terraces of the village and the growth of livestock like goats and cows.. There is one hotel at the centre of the village and very few guest houses and cafes.
The Oak tree of Shen Vasil represents a segregated tree, with a height of over 15 m, a trunk diameter up to 220 cm and over 270 years old. It has a regular crown of perimeter over 25 m. Under his shadow, many meetings and assemblies of village and province residents have been held. There are scientific (biological), didactic, aesthetic, cultural and tourist values. Has served as a meeting place for village assemblies. It is located at the centre of the village.
It is a village with typical archaeological remains such as the Castle of Dhoknes, as well as archaeological remains in Ovel, Celle, St. Basil's Monastery etc. It is a Christian village of the Orthodox rite. At the top of the village visitors can see the Monastery of Saint Basil, hence the name Shen Vasil, as well as 11 churches.
On the seaside of Shen Vasil visitors can find the beach of Krorez. Due to wild untouched natural habitat, not too many people are familiar with this place. The area is located along over 1.2 km of untouched coastline facing westwards Ionian Sea and is characterized by wide sandy beach, while on the western part there is a wide expanse of undulating sand dunes, evergreen trees and shrubs.