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A white chapel built in a rock, in Pouria (after the location Gyrismata).
The impressive rock, on which the chapel is built, is the location of the ancient limestone mines.
Near Agios Nikolaos there are more chapels such as the chapel of Agia Paraskevi and Agios Ermolaos.
A small chapel built inside the rock. It is located on mountain Olympus on a 295-meter high rock. It is said that it was built on an ancient temple.
The dirt road leading to the small chapel is in bad condition. The view towards the southern part of the island, however, is breathtaking.
Agios Ermolaos (opposite the chapel of Agios Nikolaos) is located on a small island that is separated from Skyros by a narrow strip of sea.
During the festival of Agios Ermolaos a great and picturesque feast is organized and lots of visitors arrive on the island by boat from the harbor of Molos.
Agios Georgios is the protector of the island. It is said that the silver icon that depicts him on a horse arrived on the island from the sea. The church of Agios Georgios was built in 960 A.C by Nikiforos Fokas, on the hill of the Castle with which they share the same entrance, the “Iron gate”.
Since 1447, the church belongs to the Monastery...
A small church dating back to the late 16th century, although there is no evidence that can prove it. According to the inscription on the churches’ door, it was completed by Nikolaos on the 10th of October 1611 and the outer wall of the monastery was built with the help of priest Kiros. So if the wall was built in 1611, the main body of the...
Inside the cave and beneath the rock
stands the old chapel all alone…
The chapel was built in the cave by residents of Skyros in the honor of Agios Athanasios that lived an ascetic life in it. According to history, during his campaign to reoccupy Crete from the Arabs in 958, Nikiforos Fokas was forced to find shelter in Skyros due to a storm....