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On the island of Andros you can visit significant monasteries dating from the Byzantine period to the last years of the Ottoman Empire. Some of them have been recently renovated. All of them are of exceptional interest, as they preserve important relics.
Panagia Thalassini church in Andros island, Greece

Panagia Thalassini church in Andros island, Greece

The chapel of Agios Nikólaos, above Achla beach in Andros

The chapel of Agios Nikólaos, above Achla beach in Andros

#Andros alternative resort at Andros #Island #Greece #Onar

#Andros alternative resort at Andros #Island #Greece #Onar

#Andros PANACHRANTOU MONASTERY Panachrantou #Monastery is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones and is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery of Andros. According to the tradition, it was built by the Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), upon his return from the victorious campaign against the Arabs in Crete. The monastery houses the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, rendered by St Luke.

#Andros PANACHRANTOU MONASTERY Panachrantou #Monastery is located on the slope of Mount Gerakones and is the most beautiful Byzantine monastery of Andros. According to the tradition, it was built by the Emperor Nicephorus II Phocas (963-969), upon his return from the victorious campaign against the Arabs in Crete. The monastery houses the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, rendered by St Luke.

#Andros #Greece AGIA MARINA (ST. MARINA) #MONASTERY Agia Marina’s monastery is located north of Chora and was recently renovated. The monastery dates from 1325, when Agia Marina shows herself to an elder monk at Litres region and indicates him to find her icon in a slot of a rock… And so it happened. During the 16th century, the monastery is burned three times from the pirates, but monk Sofronios fully refurbishes it by selling his property in Peloponnese.

#Andros #Greece AGIA MARINA (ST. MARINA) #MONASTERY Agia Marina’s monastery is located north of Chora and was recently renovated. The monastery dates from 1325, when Agia Marina shows herself to an elder monk at Litres region and indicates him to find her icon in a slot of a rock… And so it happened. During the 16th century, the monastery is burned three times from the pirates, but monk Sofronios fully refurbishes it by selling his property in Peloponnese.

#Andros #Geece ZOODOCHOS PIGI (LIFE-GIVING SPRING) #MONASTERY It is the largest monastery in Andros. Locals also call it "Agias" and its celebration day is the first Friday after Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday. The date of its construction remains unknown. According to the tradition was used as a school and became a monastery in 842. It hosts rare icons of the 14th and 16th century, a rich library with books and manuscripts, as well as a museum with holy vessels and vestments.

#Andros #Geece ZOODOCHOS PIGI (LIFE-GIVING SPRING) #MONASTERY It is the largest monastery in Andros. Locals also call it "Agias" and its celebration day is the first Friday after Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday. The date of its construction remains unknown. According to the tradition was used as a school and became a monastery in 842. It hosts rare icons of the 14th and 16th century, a rich library with books and manuscripts, as well as a museum with holy vessels and vestments.

#Andros #MONASTERY #Greece

#Andros #MONASTERY #Greece

#Andros #MONASTERY #Greece

#Andros #MONASTERY #Greece

#Andros #Geece AGIOS NIKOLAOS (ST. NICHOLAS) #MONASTERY Agios Nikolaos monastery, with its  an elaborate architectural structure, is perfectly maintained. According to tradition, the monastery was built during the 11th century, while in 1760 extensive repairs were made. The monastery is fortified with high walls and the katholikon is cross-in-square type, two-columned with narthex and a dome.

#Andros #Geece AGIOS NIKOLAOS (ST. NICHOLAS) #MONASTERY Agios Nikolaos monastery, with its an elaborate architectural structure, is perfectly maintained. According to tradition, the monastery was built during the 11th century, while in 1760 extensive repairs were made. The monastery is fortified with high walls and the katholikon is cross-in-square type, two-columned with narthex and a dome.


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LIGHTHOUSE TURLITIS (ANDROS ISL)- The lighthouse Tourlitis of Andros first operated in 1887 and was renovated in 1994. This is the first automatic lighthouse of the Greek lighthousing system, as the lighthouse keeper doesn't actually reside there but observes its function from away. The altitude of cylindric tower is 7 metres and the height of focal plane is 36 metres. It is precisely found opposite by Venetian castle in the capital of Andros Island (Chora).

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#Andros #Geece KORTHI Location: At Korthi #village, in the southeastern side of the #island.  Special features: It is a large #beach with clear blue waters. Strong winds make it ideal for #surfing, but hinder those who enjoy #swimming in calm waters.  How to get there: Very easily, by car or the local bus service. It is located 14 km from Chora and 35 km from port of Gavrio.

#Andros #Geece KORTHI Location: At Korthi #village, in the southeastern side of the #island. Special features: It is a large #beach with clear blue waters. Strong winds make it ideal for #surfing, but hinder those who enjoy #swimming in calm waters. How to get there: Very easily, by car or the local bus service. It is located 14 km from Chora and 35 km from port of Gavrio.

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A beautiful Andros Monument!

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A historical stone-built lighthouse which was built in 1914!

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~ Andros island, Greece ~

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