Santorini Panagia Episkopi Church

Location: Mesa Gonia

The church of Panagia Episkopi in Santorini: The church of Panagia Episkopi was built in the 11th century in the area of Mesa Gonia, Santorini. It has survived many invasions and earthquakes but it is well-preserved to this day. You reach it up a bumpy road and close can admire the orange tile roof and notice the faded front.

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Initially, the church was used as an Orthodox Metropolis and during the Venetian times, the church belonged to the Catholics. It finally returned to the Orthodox people. Today, the church hosts many interesting frescoes and holy icons from the 11th and 12th century.

How to get there

Panagia Episkopi Church is located in Mesa Gonia village.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked Santorini transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 690 679 4316, 0030 22860 22555.

Car rental: There’s the option of renting a car in Santorini with as little as 14.5 euro per day and pick it up directly from your hotel. You can then visit the Church of Panagia Episkopi but also many other places of interest in Santorini.

Public transfers: The Church of Panagia Katefiani is a 12-minute walk from the 8th stop of the bus route Fiar > Kamari. Fira is where the central bus station of the island is located. There are bus connections between this bus station and the most areas of the island. There are buses to Kamari approximately every hour. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.
Tip: Since buses don’t always stop in every scheduled stop of their itinerary, our advice to visitors is to inform the driver about their final destination, so that he makes a stop there.

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