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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