Church/Monastery in Skyros


Dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary, this deserted church dates to 895 AD but destroyed by several earthquakes.
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The humble church of the Five Martyres has murals from the 17th or 18th century with a typical island floor carved from the natural rock, a common building practice at the time.
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A beautiful little domed church with a single aisle and blind arches features paintings from the 17th century that were recently revealed. It also has icons from the late post-Byzantine era. Curious as well are the marble columns that could date back to the Roman period.
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Here's a very unique church built into the rocks near the sea. It is a very different church from all others, almost crude in its construction and finish, but spiritually powerful and significant. Visit the nearby windmill-like lighthouse too!
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Another white island church from the post-Byzantine period, the wall paintings here have not survived but the iconostasis and icons are important and noteworthy, dating from the 18th century. This is dubbed the Church of Nativity of Virgin Mary of the Archons.
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Also known as Zoodochos Pigi, this beautiful whitewashed church lies deep within the town itself. Worn steps, a stone arch against the white walls and uneven walls create an enchanting atmosphere.
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This little stone monastery was built where an ancient temple once stood about 6km from Chora. It was built in 1611 with hagiographies dating from the mid to late 17th century. An earthquake had destroyed renovations, but there are new efforts to restore its beauty. Note its marble reliefs too.
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Built in 960 AD and rebuilt in 1600 AD, the monastery and rich interior is currently under reconstruction and is off limits to public. Still, it remains a site to behold on top of the mountain, and a walk to the high courtyard next to it should not be missed.
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This quaint church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1560 by the despot Theodoris Bozikis and features wall paintings from the 17th century. It also has a wood-carved iconostasis with important icons from the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Simple and white on the outside with a dainty bell, this single-domed church has stunning murals from the post-Byzantine era, as well as several icons from the 16th and 17th centuries. The paintings on the ceiling are really awe-inspiring.
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The church of the Fountain of Life Almoner was built in two stages. The central part belongs to one era and the elongated annexes to another. Its wall murals date from 1682, which is probably the year the original part was built by the monk Theodoulos of Chora, Skyros.
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