The Monastery


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, which 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 AD.

It celebrates every year on November 21.

The monastery is open every day from 08.00-13.00 and from 17.00-19.00 (except August 6).

Women have to wear skirts and cover their shoulders.

Men have to wear pants.


stunning view

the view from the monastery

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