Panagia Kakaviotissa




•    Here you will find the village of Thanos
•    Church built into the rock
•    A miraculous image
•    Exclusive and exceptional sight

Panagia Kakaviotissa church, in the Vicinity of Myrina, is literally cut and built into the rock, perched on a hillside high above the village of Thanos.  To reach this special spot, you must hike along a nature trail up into the rocky hillside.  The location’s history began with a milestone centuries ago in 1305, when it became the property of the Great Lavra monastery.  According to local legend, monks still live there to this day and that the Virgin Mary protects the site through miraculous acts.  Enjoy the stunning views of the village and island countryside from this blessed church.  




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