Guide to churches in Skiathos island, Greece
The beautiful green island of Skiathos is home to several churches and monasteries which charm all visitors the first sight. Most of them are built at the most fascinating locations of Skiathos while others can be seen along the seafront. Of unique interest is the Cathedral church of Three Bishops that dominates Chora, home to precious relics and the miraculous icon of Panagia Kounistra, the saint protector of Skiathos.
The Monastery of Evagelistria is the only one that is presently active in Skiathos. It lies surrounded by lush vegetation and trees, only 5 km from Chora. It was built by some monks, during the post-Byzantine years over the ruins of an ancient monastery and the holy complex comprises a fine library with rare books, an ecclesiastical museum, and numerous cells.
The monastery of Panagia Kounistra is also dedicated to the Holy Virgin. It lies in the middle of a pine forest, about 13 km from Skiathos town, on the way to Aselinos village. The 17th-century monastery has a great significance in the religious life of the locals.
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