Activities

Visiting the monastery of Eikonistrias

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Koukounaries area Activities

Visiting the monastery of Eikonistrias

Founded in the 17th century and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The lore says the miraculous image of the Virgin was found by  the monk Simeon,  hanging on a pine and shone like a star, during the Ottoman period. Due to continuous pirate raids the monastery is fortified with battlements. It aisled basilica with a dome. Internally, the exceptional paintings are two different time periods, 1741 and 1805. The temple is carved and gilded. Celebrates with brilliant festival on November 21st.