Chapels Of the Cyclades Islands

Bleached by the Greek sun, sometimes alongside the beachcomber and sometimes perched on a abundance top or hidden a allotment of rocks and close vegetation, our chapels are of different adorableness and acquaintance of Greek landscapes.

Below the awning of our dejected sky, the white-white chapels angle agreeable and alloy accordingly with the different Greek landscape. The extreme of them are apprehension a bedfellow or the day of the saint’s barbecue to whom they are adherent to cutting their articles and flood the world. Everything has their own different history and abounding of them are affiliated with belief and traditions of their place.

We accept aggregate some of them and we present them to you as summer approaches and one of us can be begin abreast one of them. Adore them during your sailing cruise and do not alternate to allotment them with your accompany too.

1 Agios Stefanos – Syros Island

Agios Stefanos in the adjustment of Galissas, southwest of Syros, is a baby Catholic abbey congenital actually in a cavern just aloft the sea. It did not charge a attic and a beam to body it. Alone two walls were congenital appropriate and left. According to tradition, the abbey of Agios Stefanos congenital a fisherman from Galissas, Stefanos, who was in crisis from a huge octopus that abject him into the sea. He fabricated a vow to Saint Stephen to save him and appropriately congenital the abbey at this limited point.

2. Panagia Tourliani – Milos Island

It is a baby abbey on the acropolis aloft Klima. Beyond the absorption it presents inside, it offers the company the befalling to adore the island, the bay of Adamas and the sunset.

3. Panagia Kalamiotissa – Anafi

The Abbey of Zoodochos Pigi or Panagia Kalamiotissa is amid on the attenuated isthmus that separates the capital aggregate of the island from the Kalamos peninsula. It is congenital in the abode of the eponymous age-old temple of Apollo Aeglitis, which was affiliated with the city-limits with the asphalt Iera Odos (its locations are still preserved). The walls of both the abbey itself and its enclosure, which is allotment of the present asylum of the monastery, are preserved to absolutely a height.

4. Panagia Kastriani – Kea Island

She is the angel saint of the island, the admired Virgin of the inhabitants, who seek her adroitness for advice and protection. Congenital on the abrupt acropolis of Kastri aloft the sea, it functions as an extra-ecclesiastic crusade church, breadth abounding weddings and baptisms are held. The amazing figure of the Virgin Mary was begin there afterwards a shepherd’s eyes of the arena in 1710. The admirable accustomed environment, the amplitude of the sea and the evocative religious atmosphere actualize the company a brainy achievement and euphoria.

5. Panagia Hozoviotissa – Amorgos Island

The abbey of Panagia Hozoviotissa is amid in the southern, abrupt angled bank of Amorgos. Nestled in barren, aggressive rocks, it is alone arresting from the sea, which extends badly below the rocks, 300 meters high. It’s white, humble face blends admirably with the colorful, asperous rocks. Alone white geometric volumes and carefully beeline contours of the building, which, with the accord of the light, actualize the activity of a multi-level surface.

6. Panagia Thalassini – Andros Island

It is congenital on the bedrock in the sea, at the access of the country. According to tradition, Panagia Thalassini protects those who biking to the sea, forth with Agios Nikolaos. A active black the figure of the Virgin Mary came from the sea to the bank with a aberrant light. The humans of the island followed the ablaze that led them to a baby cave. Surprised, in the cave, on seaweed, they saw the angel of the Virgin Mary. They admired her and brought her to the abbey of St. Athanasius. The next day, however, the account angry to her cave! So the Islanders absitively to body a temple over the cave. The plan for the architecture of the temple was agitated out in a accelerated accent and Ecclesia was about accessible in a actual abbreviate time. But the roof was missing because there was no wood. The Virgin Mary took affliction of it. A address loaded with balk was aboveboard threatened by the sea alfresco Andros. The captain, calm with the sailors, asked the Virgin to save them from the approaching danger. Enlightened the baiter fabricated the copse in the sea. So the address was saved. The balk boring descended on the bank abreast the cave, in adjustment for the craftsmen to awning the baldheaded Church. Because the copse was accidentally found, and absolutely in its time, absolutely goddess, the Abbey of Our Lady was called “Theoskepasti”.

7. Panagia – Folegandros Island

Panagia is the a lot of acclaimed abbey of Folegandros and is committed to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is congenital on a bedrock aloft Chora, and is bedeviled by its whitewashed blush at the website of an age-old temple in which architecture actual has been used.

In the church, there is a bronze figure of the Virgin that dates aback to Byzantine times. The image, according to bounded traditions, is amazing and is affiliated with abounding belief of raids of pirates and added legends.

In the old days, May 1790, anon afore the insurgence of the Aegean by Lambros Katsonis, 18 skirts with Algerian pirates, the affliction pirates of the Aegean era, were threatened. The demented, amiable citizenry of the island ran up to the abbey of the Virgin Mary to assure them. Afterwards they prayed with adherence and with arrant anguish and achievement for the advice of the Virgin Mary, they took her account and agitated her to the bend of the cliff, argumentation to save them. Again a abhorrent breeze blew wildly, abject the pirates and sank them by asthmatic all the abhorrent pirates. Alone a Christian bound swam to the land, and if he accomplished the conservancy of affectionate believers, he said to them that afore the ships fell, he saw a abundant lightning alight from the bedrock and exhausted the ships. Everyone attributed the accident to a phenomenon of Our Lady and back again the locals accede May Day a abundant celebration.

8. Panagia Chrysopigi – Sifnos Island

The comedy of Panagia Chrysopigi in Sifnos as you alight the aisle that will yield you abreast it is breathtaking. A whitewashed abbey perched on a bedrock actually in the sea. The monastery, which is now abeyant and its beef accessible for visitors, dominates the baby cape that separates the two beaches of Faros. It was congenital in 1615 to abode the angel of Zoodohos Pigi which the fishermen adored from the sea.

9. Agios Sozos – Naxos

The lush, white-washed abbey of Agios Sozos, perched on a bluff by the sea in the Kalantos area, is one of those bewitched images that never leave the memory. It was congenital by a merchant who was ashore in the area, and because his commodity was oil and wine, if he gave the action with the after-effects he fabricated a vow to God that if adored he would body a abbey of oil and wine in the area. He congenital it, throwing in the foundation oil and wine, and gave it the name of Saint Sozos. To adore it, you alone accept to airing a admirable aisle that starts from the bank of Agiassos or through a baiter during your private cruise in the Minor Cyclades

10. Saint Anthony “Atratoudistos” – Santorini Island

Saint Anthony “Atratoudistos” (1050) is a baby abbey in the throat of Thira’s acreage and is amid in the admirable breadth of the slopes of the Imerovigli caldera of Santorini. In the agitable walls of the temple, there are frescoes of 1750, which in allotment accept been besmirched in the face during the Turkish domination. According to the description of the citizenry of the area, they told us that the figure of the Saint, while they begin it at the present website of the temple, brought it to the above-mentioned St. Mark’s church, but the next day they begin it at its aboriginal point. This happened several times until they congenital the absolute temple.

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