Holy Monastery of St. Onoufriou, Mavrato

Located between the villages of Oxe and Mavrato, this church represents an important piece of the island’s history and culture. Remains of monks’ cells, and an icon depicting St. Onoufriou can be seen within the church’s interior, while a marble plaque adorns the outer wall of the monastery. The grounds of the complex contain gardens and vineyards which the monks cultivated, as well as the ruins of a kiln, where the monks created and later sold ceramic wares. The remnants of an olive press can also be seen, as well as a hawthorn tree, which grows throughout the highlands of Ikaria and is prized among the islanders for its healing properties.

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