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AEGEAN ISLANDS

Chrysopigi

Its court is always open and the fully-white monastery at the edge of the peninsula welcomes the visitors. Panagia Chrysopigi is the patron saint of the island and a famous pilgrimage all over Greece. It has exquisite architecture. It was built in 1650 on the torn rock which, according to tradition, was miraculously split in half in order for the women, who used to light up the vigil lights, to be saved from the pirates. It is said that the icon of the Virgin Mary, dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi, was found by fishermen while it was sailing in the sea.

It is worth visiting the single-arch bridge which connects the torn rock, the old stone iconostasis of the church, the cells of Aristomenis Provelegios and Antonis Dekavalles, and the cisern of the sanctification.

Since 1964, on the celebration of the Ascension, there is a large pilgrimage in Chrysopigi and throughout the year many weddings and christenings are performed. The rocks of Chrysopigi are famous to the visitors and the locals as the waters are green and lucid.

 

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