Church/Monastery in Lesvos


One of the most important on the island. You’ll love the monastery’s one-of-a-kind two-story church with its Byzantine icons and elaborate altar.
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If you love exploring early Christian architecture, the remains of the Basilica of St. George is a must for you. Admire the masonry and you’ll be able to envision what this ancient basilica once looked like at its grandest, with its three aisles and elaborate roof.
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This majestic cathedral was built in the 16thC and hides a number of gems for you to admire. The underground tomb is a must-see as are the relics that belong to St. Theodorou of Byzantiou. Killed by the Ottoman soldiers, he’s the patron saint of Lesvos. Admire the many icons that date to the Byzantium.
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If you love religious archaeology, this is the perfect site for you. Built in the 5thC, the remains of this ancient church will take you back in time. Admire the ancient masonry and notice the floor plan of the church.
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This stunning church is one of the most popular on the island. To get there, you’ll need to climb stone-carved steps to reach the church which was built on a very high rock. Admire the views and the beautiful icons and wood carvings in the interior of the church.
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This stunning church was designed by a famous architect and was built on the site of the Ancient Asklypeion. It’s one of the grandest and most popular churches on the island, so admire the icons and intricate woodcarvings on the altar.
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This beautiful monastery is one of the most important sites on this island known for its vibrant religious culture. Taxiarhes is the area’s patron saint, and the monastery houses a unique sculpture of St. Michael which is known for its miracles.
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This one-of-a-kind monastery is one of the most famous. Founded in 1523, it’s a miniature replica of the monastery of Agion Oros in Mount Athos. Explore the museum within the monastery, admire rare manuscripts, many stunning icons that date back to the Byzantium, embroidered fabrics and other religious items.
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