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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Monastery of Episkopi

The historical site of Episkopi actually consists of an old, Byzantine monastery built over a Roman mausoleum. The church hosts nice frescoes. Episkopi is located 4 km south west of Chora.
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Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

The Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi is situated on a hill above Chora. Its location gives an impressive view of the sea and the sunset. The monastery is surrounded by walls because this is where the residents used to hide in case of attacks.
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Church of Panagia Pantanassa

The most famous church is Panagia Pantanassa in Kastro village or else Chora. This church was built in 1787 and has got a lovely katholikon and beautiful late-Byzantine icons.

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