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Monasteries in Mykonos

On the island of Mykonos you will find several very old monasteries, such as:

  • the one of Aghios Panteleimon at Marathi, a square-shaped castle-monastery which was founded by monks Kabourakis and Gerasimos in 1665. You can admire the beautiful icons on the wood carved chancel, the most remarkable being the Crucifix (Estavromenos) made by local painter Christodoulos Kallerghis.
  • The Paleocastro Monastery, a female convent dating back the18th century and lying on the slope of Aghios Elias Vourniotis hill. It has been built according to the typical architectural patterns of Mykonos and is affiliated with Panaghia Tourliani Monastery.
  • Aghios Georgios Ampelokipon monastery dating back to the 17th century and located under the Panaghia Tourliani Monastery.

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