A Greek Church That Grazes the Sky

Natalya Mihailova | 05 March 2016
A Greek Church That Grazes the Sky

The church of “Panagia Kakaviotissa” has made it in the feature “Greece’s 30 nicest churches.” The church located on Lemnos island, in the North Aegean, was named Kakaviotissa, after the mount “Kakavos” upon which it is built.

The Greek Orthodox church is famous for not having a roof and is built inside a cave. The hard-to-access location of the church in the midst of cliffs and on top of a mountain, indicates that the church old-christians and hermits used to reside there during the byzantine era. The church belongs to the monastery of Megisti Lavra since 1305 A.C. when monks from the island of Agios Efstratios settled there in order to be protected by the Turks.

The church holds a mass every Tuesday after Easter, where the icon of Panagia Kakaviotisa returns.

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