Syros Capuchin Monastery

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Location: Ano Syros

The Monastery of Capuchin in Ano Syros is dedicated to Saint John. It was founded in 1653 by King Louis XIII of France and no monks live in the monastery now, except for the abbot. Situated close to the Jesuit Monastery, it is a fact that these two monasteries have played an important role in the religious and social life of the inhabitants.

The Capuchin Monastery hosts the church of Agios Ioannis, dating back to 1635. The crypts in the basement of this church were used as shelters during pirate raids. Later on, after 1896, they were used to house the bones and the tombstones belonging to the old Catholic families.



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