Lipsi Churches

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Guide to churches in Lipsi island, Greece

Lipsi has several churches and monasteries scattered around the island. Most of them honor the majesty of Virgin Mary following local festivities and celebrations. Around the area, you will find many small picturesque churches. One of the largest churches in Lipsi is the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos, located on a hill above the main town. From the yard of this church, you get fabulous view to the island and the Aegean Sea.
This church was constructed in 1931 and its architecture distinguishes with the brown stone and the blue and white colours. The Cathedral of Lipsi and its construction was financed by the Lipsian Association of America, as says that sign next to the entrance. Inside this church, visitors can see the Byzantine icon of Virgin Mary Mavri, created in 1500.

The church of Panagia Harou (Virgin Mary of Death) is set in a lovely surrounding, on the way to the beach of Hohlakoura. This is one of the oldest churches, built in 1600 by monks from the monasteries of Patmos island.The church was named after an icon of Virgin Mary who doesn't hold baby Jesus on her arms as normally, but she holds a wooden cross with crucified Jesus on it. This icon is said to be miracle working and its celebration on August 23rd is a large festival for the island. Many pilgrims from close islands also come in Lipsi for this festival.

Another church in Lipsi is the chapel of Agios Stathis, a small chapel built just opposite the beach of Hohlakoura, on the south eastern side of the island. All over Lipsi, there are many small chapels dedicated to various saints. Many of these chapels are built in high spots offering gorgeous view to the sea.

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Church of Panagia Harou
Location: Hohlakoura
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The church of Panagia Charou (Virgin Mary of Death) is set in a lovely surrounding, on the way to the beach of Hohlakoura. This is one of the oldest churches, built in 1600 by monks from the monasteries of Patmos island.


Church of Theologos
Location: Town
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One of the largest churches in Lipsi is the church of Agios Ioannis Theologos, located on a hill above the main town. From the yard of this church, you get fabulous view to the island and the Aegean Sea.


Church of Agios Stathis
Location: Tourkomnima
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The chapel of Agios Stathis is a small chapel built just between the beaches of Hohlakoura and Tourkomnima, on the south eastern side of the island.


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