Monastery of Kyra Panagia

Location: Pelagonisi   

The Monastery of Kyra Panagia on Alonissos: Kyra Panagia or Pelagonisi is the largest islet of North Sporades. It is located northeast of Alonnisos island and it was named after the monastery of Kyra Panagia. The island has a few inhabitants and is part of the natural park of Alonnisos.

Kyra Panagia is a 16th-century post- Byzantine monastery that lies on top of a hill overlooking the sea on the eastern side of the islet. Within the walls of the monstery is a picturesque church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The church is white-washed with red-painted borders and a nice belfry. There is also a lovely courtyard where early Christian remains are found from the 6th and 7th century A.D.

The monastery of Kyra Panagia has become very popular with tourists and it is fascinating to see the still-existing remains of the old olive oil press and flour mill. The monastery organizes a religious festival to celebrate the Dormition of Virgin Mary on August 15th.

Share it!  
More about Monastery of Kyra Panagia

Upload your photos

Google map of Monastery of Kyra Panagia
Rate and Comment
Do you like our website? Make it better with your rate and comment! with your email, Facebook or Twitter account!
no avatar
Rate it!:
Thanks for your rating!
The Community
Our Services
Car rentalFerriesHotelsToursIsland hopping packagesCustomized holiday

Other social networks


Be the first to get news and special offers!