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Monastery of Panaghia Chozoviotissa

Monastery of Panaghia Chozoviotissa

The visit to the Monastery of Panaghia Chozoviotissa is truly one of those experiences you carry with you for the rest of your life.The monastery is perched on the rocks 300 meters above sea level.

It was built to house the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary that mysteriously arrived on the shore below from Hozova, a city in Palestine, during the 9th century. The Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus I officially founded the monastery in 1088 A.D.
It celebrates every year on November 21.
In the cellar of the monastery there is an exhibition with precious artifacts dating back in the 10th century and later.
Opening hours: 08:00-13:00 & 17:00-19:00