Monastery of Kechrovouniou

The Monastery of Kechrovouniou, dedicated to the dormition of Virgin Mary, is seen as one of the most important religious places on the island. It was built sometime in the 10th century and boasts an impressive iconostasis carved from wood in addition to an epitaph from Russia dated 1558 and some post-Byzantine icons. The village-like monastery is Cycladic in style and architecture, containing the Church of Osia Pelagia (a saint whose vision helped locate the icon of the virgin). The church also has an important collection of ecclesiastical objects and icons.

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