Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery in Amorgos Island

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The most famous monument on Amorgos Island is the monastery of Panagia Hosoviotissa embedded in the rock, 300 m above sea level, visible only from the sea. It was founded by the Byzantine Emperor Alexios Komninos in 1088. It was built in order to protect a religious icon, dating from the year 812, from intruders. The icon is on public display today inside the monastery. Visitors are stunned by the mystic ambience, the historical and architectural interest as well as the rare relics found here.
Panagia Hozoviotissa monastery, Amorgos Island, Cyclades, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm at 95 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 8, ISO 100
© Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos Photography. All Rights Reserved.


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“Greece and all things Hellenic”

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