Andros Island MONASTERIES

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.
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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

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#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 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 #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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