Churches in Kalymnos

The island of Kalymnos is home to many churches and monasteries that bear witness to its rich history and adorn its picturesque locations. The glorious Monastery of Agios Savvas stands proudly right above the port of Pothia, the island's capital, and hosts beautiful frescoes. Along the coast of Pothia lies the Metropolitan Church of the Christ Our Savior with an amazing collection of frescoes and icons made by the local artists.

The church of Saint John the Baptist is another site that is worth visiting, perched on top of a hill overlooking Pothia. It houses the tomb of Saint Savvas known for its healing powers. A few nuns live in the old part of the monastery. Some of the lesser known religious sites are Agios Nikolaos, the Monastery of Saint Catherine (Agia Ekaterini) and the monastery of Analipsi.

Monastery of Agios Savvas

Pothia Town
The beautiful church of Agios Savvas is located on top of a hill, 2 km south of Pothia, so it offers an amazing view of the town and the port. It is made of stone in the shape of cross and has round domes.

Church of Saviour Christ

Pothia Town
This fine church in Pothia has wonderful frescoes and icons inside, made by local artists. The iconostasis is the work of a famous artist from Tinos, Giannoulis Chalepas.

Monastery of Agioi Pantes

Pothia Town
The Monastery of Agioi Pantes is located on a hill 2 km south of Pothia, close to the church of Agios Savvas. They give a great view of the town. The church is white in color and has red tiled round domes.

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