Visited and was moved to tears by the monks singing and chanting . A peaceful haven close to heaven on earth , I have been sick this year and very frightened but felt an inner calm restored in my soul . Many thank you to you all beyond words , how can you describe a place of sanctuary and hope as any other place . Thank you to the Monastery for allowing us into your inner sanctum and to the people of Skiathos for a wonderful stay and welcome , May God bless you . We will always return to such friendly smiling people .