Filerimos monastery

 Once Acropolis of the ancient town of Ialyssos located on the very top of the legendary emerald hill of Filerimos dominated the place. 

You will have a chance to see fragments of the temple dedicated to Goddess Athena, a huge cross with a plateau overlooking the neighbouring islands. Besides take this opportunity to walk along the winding road, that symbolizes the way of Jesus to Golgotha.

The well-known Monastery of Filerimos dedicated to Virgin Mary (Panagia) nestles on the hillside among cypresses and pine-trees. It is one of the most beautiful places of the island. This sacred site still maintains the traces of different religions.

The most remarkable fact is that the church has two altars – Catholic and Orthodox. This fantastic place attracts pilgrims from all over the world and at the same time it is one of the most alluring and romantic wedding sites.

 

 

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