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  Panormitis Monastery
by suvanki

It's possible to reach the monastery by road, but I prefer to combine it with a boat trip.

The Monastery of Archangel Michael, is well worth a visit. The original church was built on the site of an ancient temple, believed to have been dedicated to Apollo, around 450 AD.
St Michael is the patron Saint of Sailors

Panormitis is a major centre of pilgrimage. Various festivals are celebrated here through the year.

The brightly coloured and decorated bell tower stands out in this small port. An intricate mosaicced court yard is surrounded by rooms housing a couple of museums and the small church. The dimly lit church contains good examples of icons, including a famous one of St Michael. The Byzantine frescoes and artefacts are interesting too.

It is possible to stay overnight at the monastery.

Panormitis offers a few small cafes, and a bakery, which provides excellent pastries and bread.

Address: Panormitis, Symi
Directions: South West of the island, follow the road from Symi Town, hire a boat, or join one of the organised boat trips that leave the harbour.
Twice daily minibus from Yialos bus stop

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 15, 2008
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