Church/Monastery in Evia


Orginally built as two separate chapels (Agia Triada and Agios Spyridonas), today only Agia Triada has been preserved outside the eponymous village, with the neighbouring Agios Spyridonas in ruins.
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Overlooking the treacherous Cape Karifeas, known for its many shipwrecks both throughout antiquity and during the present times,stands the small picturesque chapel of Agios Georgios.
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Situated in front of a park within Karystos’ centre, the grand church of Agios Nikolaos is the town’s most-well known.
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This small chapel is unique, inside and out. Architecturally notable is the fact that it’s a single space church, which is quite rare in Greece.
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This octagonal church dating back to the 10th century BC can be found in the village of Kalyvia at the foot of Mt. Ochi.
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Perhaps one of the most famous churches throughout the region is this chapel in the village of Prokopi in Asia Minor. Built in 1951, in honours a simple Christian man, Ioannis, who after fighting against the Turks in his native Russia, was captured, made a slave, and taken to his owner’s estate in Evia.
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Considered the protectress of Evia’s capital city Halkida, the church of Agia Paraskevi was first built during the 5th century AD.
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This picturesque church sits in a lofty spot between the mountains of Telethrio and Gymno. Built in 1834, the monastery was originally home to monks. This changed in 1970, when the church became a women’s monastery.
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The picturesque Monastery of Ioannis Kalivitis is located roughly 5 klm. from the village of Psachna in the western section of central Evia.
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Located near the foot of Mt. Kavalaris, the male monastery of Osios David Rovion takes its name after the great elder David, whose remains along with his censer and robes are still housed within its walls.
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Honouring Christ’s transfiguration, this lofty monastery is built at an altitude of 280 m. on the side of hill within remote surroundings just outside of Kymi.
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The women’s monastery of Agios Nikolaos lies in the village of Ano Vatheia approximately 5 klm. west of Aliveri.
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Evia’s second-oldest monastery can be found in the village of Oxylithos 7 klm. south of Kymi. Though the date of its foundation is unknown, the church is mentioned in archives dating back to the early 16th century AD.
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Just outside of the village of Politika along the northern Euboean coast is the women’s monastery of Panagia Perivleptou.
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The remains of this church first built in 1260 AD can be seen in the area of Platanaki about three kilometers north of the village of Aetou. Today only the main portion of the church is still intact, with the connected monastery lying in ruins.
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One of Evia’s most picturesque churches lies just outside the village of Kambia at an altitude of 290 m. Virtually surrounded by foliage and reached by a wooden bridge; Agia Kyriaki seems taken out of a fairytale. A cave is found next to the church.
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This unique Byzantine chapel is home to an altar that has been carved out from the rock of the ground on which it stands. It can be found within the northern village of Oreoi.
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Meaning “1000” this church is believed to be the 1000th of its kind built by the Byzantine Empress Theodora. It’s located near the village of Chiliadou just north of Kymi along central Evia’s Aegean coast.
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Dating back to 1393, this remarkable chapel houses a number of well-preserved paintings. It’s located in the town of Aliveri along the southern Euboean gulf and stands atop a hill in the centre of the city next to a cemetery.
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This church in the neighbourhood of Agia Kyriaki in Karystos was built with marble and stone from a nearby ancient temple not far from the church. A few metres from the main church lies a small chapel of Agia Ierousalim.
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Though not an official “church”, the small altar set in the cave of St. Chirstodoulos honours the saint who sought refuge and became a hermit within it during the 10th century. It is located just outside the seaside town of Limni.
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