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“Spectacular little monastery and church”

Ranked #6 of 34 things to do in Sifnos
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Owner description: This majestic medieval monastery draws thousands of visitors a year.
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Chrissopigi monastery and church and the view of them is another iconic symbol of the Greek islands that has to be visited. Inside the church look for the boat hanging form the ceiling - it is quite incongruous. Sadly, on our last visit there was a caretaker inside. This was the first time we had seen the place 'guarded'.

A must, if you can, is to see the delivery of the sacred icon from Kamares to Panagai Chrissopigi which takes places only once a year in late June or early July. Two years ago we say the Speedrunner come into Apokofto Bay with the icon. After lots of blowing of ships' horns and an encirclement of fishing boats, the back was lowered and the icon was handed over to a priest on a fishing boat and taken with much ceremony again to the rock pier by the monastery where many priests and dignitaries were waiting. The icon was then carried to the church for a ceremony. Special buses were laid on from Appollonia right to the monastery and back. It was fabulous to witness this spectacle. I have lots of photos but do not have them with me now in Greece. See, however, http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=23&with_photo_id=37730644&order=date_desc&user=4631631

As others have said there is a very good taverna on the beach and a nice 30 minute walk to Faros for the bus back.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

A unique church, which offer nice view and you can swim in the near beach with rocks. A typical Greek simple white-blue scenery that makes you feel wonderful.

Thank Cesane
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

For the 2nd year I visited this beach and again it was a success. The church is dramatically situated on the rocks and on the beach on the left side ( facing church) the first restaurant serves tasty food and fresh fish to choose in the kitchen. Nice shade from the trees. The beach is not super special but the views, lunch on the beach and walk to the next beach make it relaxt.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

Lovely area on the south of Sifnos.
On a little peninsula is a small Monastery which is worth looking into. As well do a walk to the tip of the peninsula.
When there don't miss to walk back to the parking lot in front of the Monastery and turn left and follow a small path to a bay which offers a pebble beach and crystal clear water.

Thank McCurly
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

When our taxi first came upon the fishing village it wasn't visible because it
sits along the bay which is just down from the higher main road. Our driver
hadn't been there so accompanied us down the natural stairway to introduce
himself to the owners of the restaurant there. The ride to the village was through
the mountains and we even encountered a farmer hearding his sheep across the
road. Once the driver knew we were in good hands he left and we viewed the
fresh catch of the day. We tried the Scorpion Fish which was so delicious. We
hung out at the village and the people there were so nice and told us of the history
of this beautiful place on the northern tip of Sifnos. Not to many people from the United
States visit Sifnos, they are missing a place that will revive their spirit and life.

3  Thank Tims315
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