Exploring Culture during Sailing Holidays in Greece
In Eastern Orthodoxy religious paintings are depicting Saints, Jesus, Virgin Mary, crosses and some religious events. In churches and monasteries someone can admire the imposing Hagiographies and the Byzantine icons, which are also considered as a great piece of art.
The Ecclesiastic Museum of Faneromeni Monastery is located in the village of Fryni, just 4 km from the town of Lefkada. The museum houses many objects of ecclesiastic art.
The Byzantine museum is located in the central square of Chios town. It was founded in 1980 and hosts findings which were discovered in the island and donated by private collectors.
The Byzantine Art museum of Paros is located in the center of village Marpissa. The building was used to be a catholic school during the Turkish domination.
The Hozoviotissa Monastery is an 11th century building, known as Virgin Mary. It is believed that its icon arrived on a boat from Palestine.
The Evangelistria Church is also known as Panagia Megalochari which means Virgin Mary with all graces. The church is located on a hill above the Chora of Tinos.
Mount Athos is also known as Agion Oros which means Holy Mountain and is the most famous complex of monasteries in Greece. Athos has 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries.
It was built in 11th century and it is a great architectural and artistic treasure. It is located in a spectacular setting high in the mountains overlooking Chios town.
The monastery of Agia Markella is located 6 km from Volissos village. The temple is surrounded by enormous plane trees.
Panagia Krina is located in central Chios, close to Vavyli village. It was built in the 12th century.
The Monastery of Santa Barbara was founded in 1900. The complex includes one of the best organized orphanages for girls.