Monastery of Agios Savvas

Location: Pothia Town   

The Monastery of Agios Savvas in Kalymnos, Dodecanese: The Monastery of Agios Savvas is located on top of a hill above Pothia Town, the capital of Kalymnos. This lovely church is made of stone with red tiled roof and is dedicated to Agios Savvas, the patron saint of the island. Its location provides excellent view to the town, the port and the sea, while the beautiful monastery of Agioi Pantes is also located closeby.

Saint Savvas the New was born in 1862 in Eastern Thrace with the name Vassilios. He took the name Savvas when he became a monk. During the last twenty years of his life, he lived in Kalymnos as a priest in the Monastery of Agioi Pantes (of All Saints). He was a great ascetic, iconographer and miracle-worker. He is one of the few recently recognized saints of the Orthodox Church.

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