Amorgos – Hozoviotissa monastery the Cycladic architectural marvel

Panagia Hozoviotissa

What a spectacular monastery! Hozoviotissa monastery is built on a cliff’s side on Amorgos, part of the Cyclades islands. The monastery accommodates a few monks and it is also open for visitors everyday. If you visit the island you definitely must climb up the 300 slippery stairs to get there. Make sure though that you are properly dressed. Men should were long trousers and women long skirts. Once you arrive at the top the views of the Aegean Sea will catch your breath. Viokastro AmorgosPhoto Credit: Amphithoe via Compfight cc
Once visitors arrive in the beautiful monastery, monks greet them by serving refreshments, rakomelo and small traditional sweets called loukoumi. The little chapel is the place to feel the religion vibes. The icons in there are a real treasure.
Panagia Hozoviotissa
Before you start your journey up the stairs, make sure you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and have a bottle of fresh water with you.


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