Andros The Monastery of Agios Nikolaos

It was founded in the 11th century. It was abandoned and inhabited again between 1450 and 1480. Its main church, which is believed to have been built by workers from Chios, houses the relics of the head of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas). In the narthex there is an icon of Saint Nicholas, who was the Bishop of Myra in Lycia during the 17th century. The icon was embroidered by a nun called Leontia with threads and hair from her own head. It is said that once a year, the dry lilies around the icon of the Virgin Mary bloom. You can take the trail starting near the monastery and head towards Achla.

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