White Rock Monastery

High above the Aegean Sea on the island of Amorgos, the easternmost of the Greek Cyclades, lies the spectacular Byzantine monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa. The monastery was built...

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monesteryHigh above the Aegean Sea on the island of Amorgos, the easternmost of the Greek Cyclades, lies the spectacular Byzantine monastery of Panagia Hozoviotisa.

The monastery was built in the 11th century to protect rare 9th century icon of the Virgin Mary, which is touted to be the prey of pirates. It is believed that the icon which is displayed in the monastery mysteriously brought ashore by ship from Palestine.

 

 

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