Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00

Holy Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, Nisyros Island....

Holy Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, Nisyros Island....

Click on the link and you will be transferred to the same point, For a panoramic trip.

Holy Monastery of Panagia Spiliani is the second monastery - castle of the Dodecanese. Builted on the volcanic hill, stands imposingly on the dangerous rocks. 270 stairs leading to the holy cave and in front of the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. According to tradition in 1400 AD a farmer discovered in a cave near Springs Mandraki the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and moved it to the church of Panagia Potamitissas. The next day found that the icon was missing. Within a few days it was found by residents in a cave on the rock so the people decided to turn the cave to a holly temple. The monastery dates back to 1600 AD. In 15th of August many pilgrims flood the island to pray for her.

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