Churches in Donoussa

Donoussa is a peaceful paradise with beautiful churches spreading throughout the capital and the smaller settlements. Close to the port stands the Church of the Holy Cross, the protector of the island. It is the largest church of Donoussa and on the name day, on September 14th, you will see many faithful gathering at its beautiful courtyard for the most important religious feast of the year.

On the hill, east of Stavros lie the twin 19th-century churches dedicated to Agios Ioannis and Panagia (Virgin). Their location offers the best sunset views of the island. Due to the small size of Donoussa, the villages reveal many chapels including Agios Georgios and Agia Sofia.

Church of Holy Cross

The church of Holy Cross is the protector of the island. Located close to the port, this is a big church with a blue dome and a tall bell tower. Every year on September 14th, its name day, there is a big festival on the island, where locals and visitors participate.

Church of Virgin Mary

The church of Virgin Mary and Agios Ioannis is built on a hill overlooking Donoussa village. The church was built in 1892 and from this location, you can get a nice view of the island and the sunset.

Church of Agia Sofia

On a hill above Mersini village, there is the beautiful church of Agia Sofia with nice views of the blue Aegean Sea.

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