At the top of the rock is the Monastery of Panagia Kalamiotissa, which according to tradition, the icon was found near the monastery hanging on a pole, so it was named Kalamiotissa.
Built around 1600, the church is a domed single-nave church with high proportions has double-arched bell tower 18th century. It was abandoned in the 19th century, where all images were transferred to Zoodochos Pigi church, located at the foot of the cliff at the end of the main street and is built in the grounds of the ancient temple of Apollo (statue Aigliti Apollo exhibited in the British Museum).
We arrive there after a half hour hike through a majestic mountain scenery and views of the open sea and surrounding islands.
The feast of Our Lady is very important for the island. Celebrated on 7 & 8 September and the preparations begin many days before.
Visiting hours (16 July - 14 September 2016): 08:00-14:00 Wednesday and Saturday.
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