#visitlesvos

The Monastery of Pammegistoi Taxiarches Pithariou at Eresos

To the east of the town of Eresos one can visit the Monastery of Pammegistoi Taxiarches Pithariou. This monastery is better known as the Pithariou Monastery or just plain Pithari, due to the morphology of the surrounding terrain which resembles a big clay jar...

The Holy Monastery of Saints Raphael, Nikolaos and Irini

The Holy Monastery of Aghios Raphael is located in the northeastern part of Lesvos, 3 km from the town of Thermi. This is a two-storey church with impressive hagiographical content. The present monastery was built on the site of an older Early Christian basilica,...

The Early Christian Basilica of Aghios Andreas at Eresos

Excavation uncovered the ruins of an Early Christian basilica on the southeastern part of the settlement of Skala Eresou. These discoveries were made by Pithari Monastery monks in 1884 and 1885. It was initially dedicated to Apostle Andreas or perhaps John the...

The Church of Aghios Athanasios of Mytilini

The Metropolitan Church of Mytilini is located in the historic center of the city and is dedicated to Aghios Athanasios. It dates to the end of the 16th or the beginning of the 17th century. This church was designated as the Metropolitan Church of Mytilini by...

The Church of Aghios Stephanos at Mantamados

The Church of Aghios Stephanos is located 10 km to the south of Mantamados at the location Palios. This is four-column cruciform inscribed church with a drum-like dome. Dating this church is difficult since on the basis of its morphology the church must be a work of...