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"Monastery of Zoodoghos Pigis" Monastery Zoodochos Pigi Tip by dimilag


Today the main historical attraction of the island is the Monastery of Zoodoghos Pigis or 'Virgin of the life giving spirit' situated 7 km NE of Poros town. The l8th Century monastery is built around the island's only spring. Its deeply wooded grounds overlook Askeli bay. It's noted for its finely carved wooden iconostasis. Within the grounds lies its cemetery, where fighters of the War of Independence against the Turks are interred. You can also see the grave of a British philhellene who gave his life in the struggle.

Address: Poros Island 18020
Directions: 4km East of Poros town
Phone: 2298022926

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  • Written Jun 29, 2007
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