This beautiful monastery is situated 8km from Chora in the southeast end of Ano Mera. It is named after the dome (tourlos) of the church and the blessed Icon of the Virgin Mary.
The bell tower, the intricately decorated marble fountain in the yard and the beautiful Florentine wood-carved chancel screen are several of the exceptional features of the monastery. There is also an exhibit of religious artifacts and ecclesiastical gems.
Mykonos’ most important festival takes place here on 15 August.
Everyday 9:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 19:30
Northeast of Chora in the rural area of Marathi, lies this fortified monastery.
The large white building with small red windows boasts a beautiful wood carved chancel with many icons, the most notable of which is the Crucifix (Estavromenos) made by local painter Christodoulos Kallerghis. Unfortunately, the pretty blue and red church to the right of the entrance-way is closed to the public and only opens for its feast-day celebration in the middle of July.
Settled on a stretch of cobbles jutting out into the port, this small antique building with a dazzlingly blue dome is one of the most picturesque churches in town. Note the quaint interior: the black and white tiled floor, the ceiling painted like a starry night and the ornate golden chandeliers. After a peer around relax on one of the benches outside and marvel at the Mykonian skyline.
The Paleokastro Monastery (meaning Old Castle) is an 18th century nunnery situated on a hill near the town of Ano Mera in one of the greenest spots on the island. Its architecture is particularly interesting and the interior is decorated with icons and a magnificent altar. The striking 3-metre granite slab (menhir) that protrudes out of the ground next to the monastery is believed to be an ancient symbol of worship or a gravestone.
Seconds away from the Catholic Church the Metropolitan Church sits in a small square surrounded by shops and restaurants. Its stone entrance-way, marble detailing and neatly painted red windows set it apart from the more modestly designed churches that dominate on the island. It is also a lot larger than most other churches, locals call it “the island’s main church”.
Chora’s most famous church takes its name from its location, right next to the castle’s side entrance in the Kastro neighbourhood. Its architectural quirkiness and deep history has made it one of the most photographed churches in Mykonos.
Situated just behind the windmills in the town of Chora, this little church sits just above the waterfront and from its terrace there is a lovely view of the sea and the surrounding hills.
Situated in Agia Kyriaki square, also the location of the public library, just a few metres inland is the comparatively large Agia Kyriaki Church. Its tall, white walls overshadow the little shops and clubs that line the charming square. The church holds regular services throughout the year.
Dedicated to the Virgin of St. Rosary, the only Catholic Church on the island is situated in the picturesque Alefkandra Square near Mykonos’ famous windmills.You can enjoy services on Sunday evenings in this simple and charming venue.