Churches in Sikinos

A walk out in the countryside and the hills of Sikinos is a pleasant experience as you will come across with many churches and surviving monasteries. The few churches scattered in Chora and the surrounded villages are considered the island's attractions for their unique appearance and breathtaking location.

The symbol of Chora (Panagia) is the church of Pantanassa, the island's Cathedral. It is an excellent monument built in 1787 with a nice collection of Byzantine icons. It is built in 1787 and hosts some beautiful Byzantine icons. The historical monastery of Zoodochos Pigi, also known as Chrissopigi dominates the highest peak of Chora. Although Catholic, its strong walls make it seem like a fortress from a distance. In fact, it once provided protection from the pirate raids.

North of Kastro the churches of Agios Vasilios and Agioi Anargyroi are located. Remains from Byzantine monasteries and other suggested monuments exist in the ancient town of Sikinos. There you will find the impressive Monastery of Episkopi, the church of the Assumption of the Virgin.

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