Monasteries and Churches

Santorini has almost 400 churches, which would sweep the visitor who is keen on religious tourism. Some of them are caved and all of them site around the island. Despite their large number they do not give a bad impression to the thousands of visitors. There are Orthodox and Catholic Churches and Monasteries that reveal the history of the island and there are also many private ones, which the families take care of, repair and decorate accordingly. The experienced visitor of religious monuments will discover the combination of the Cycladic and the Western architecture. White or in ochre with white or blue domes, shaped basilicas or a byzantine cross, small or large, simple or imposing; The churches of Santorini give a separate and different point of view to the island and their visitors.

  • Orthodox Cathedral

    A magnificent temple that is famous for its spectacular view of the volcano and the caldera.

  • Catholic Cathedral

    In an island where the Crusaders left their mark, an impressive Catholic church dedicated to St. John the Baptist could not be missing.

  • Panagia Episkopi
    The Byzantine church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary is located in the village of Mesa Gonia and allegedly was built by Alexios Komnenos in the 11th century.
  • The Holy Monastery of Agios Nikolaos

    A special monastery located between Imerovigli and Firostefani. It is dedicated to Agio Nikolaos...

  • Monastery of Prophet Elias
    The monastery of Prophet Elias is located in Pyrgos and is a very important landmark in Santorini, since it houses two museums; the Folklore and the Ecclesiastical Museum.
  • Catholic Convent

    This monastery has also been named Rosaria and is located in the catholic district of Fira.

  • Church of Holy Trinity

    In the Kastelli (castle) of the Kallisti Tower in the temple of the Holy Trinity Church a historical collection of relics from 1956 is housed.

  • Church of the Holy Cross

    The biggest church of Santorini in the 19th century is located in Perissa.

  • Theotokaki

    Theotokaki, one of the oldest churches on the island is worth the visit and your attention. It was built in the late ninth early 10th century.

  • Lady of the Presentation
    The church Lady of the Presentation is situated in Megalochori. Apart from the wooden temple and its Russian icons...

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