Churches in Lemnos

Lemnos churches present a unique interest as to their unique architecture and religious treasures including holly icons and beautiful frescoes. Among the dozens churches and monasteries that dot the island, of major interest is the chapel of Panagia Kakaviotissa dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is built into a cave, amidst steep rocks at the top of Kakkavos hill, 4 km from Myrina.

At the main town lies also Agia Triada, the cathedral church with the two lovely bell towers. It was built on the relics of an ancient church in 1724 but the Turks destroyed it soon after. It was reconstructed and today visitors can admire its beautiful interior and the wood curved temple. In a close distance, you can see the church of Agios Nikolaos.

In the village of Repanidi is the Church of Agios Georgios built in the middle of the 19th century. The church is a remarkable example of post-Byzantine architecture with neoclassical elements. In Skandali stands the ancient monastery of Agios Sozon, the saint protector of the island. On its feast day on September 7th, the locals organize a big festival.

Above the historic village of Kotsinas lies the 15th century chapel of Zoodochos Pigi. Climbing down the countless stairs you will come across the fountain with the holy water. In the wider region of Lemnos, many churches and chapels will draw your attention. Among them is the church of Taxiarches (14th century), Agios Dimitrios (18th century) and Agia Marina (19th century).

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