Churches in Milos

Milos is home to many churches and monasteries that dot the countryside and its settlements. The architecture and style is gorgeous drawing special attention from the visitors. In Plaka lies the famous Panagia Korfiatissa, the Metropolitan church of the island dedicated to the Virgin. It was founded in the 19th century and stands out for its Byzantine frescoes and remarkable architecture. Panagia Thalassitra, the saint protector of the sailors is located close to the castle ruins, in Plaka and lies next to the small chapel of Panagia Eleousa offering gorgeous sea views. Inside the castle, there is the church of Mesa Panagia.

Among the holy sites of Adamas is the 17th century church of Agia Triada, the second oldest Orthodox Church in Milos, home to the Ecclesiastical Museum. The largest church of the settlement is dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin and Agios Haralambos, built in 1870 by Cretan refugees. In its courtyard beautiful mosaics can be seen made of pebbles from the blessed beaches of Milos. One of the best-preserved monasteries of the island is Agios Ioannis Siderianos rising on a hill above the beautiful bay. Other churches worth mentioned in Milos are dedicated to Virgin Mary, Agios Georgios and Agia Marina. The church of Panagia ton Rodon and Agios Nikolaos are the only Catholic churches of the island.

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