This cathedral is steeped in religious tradition, history, and devotion. Read up on it before you visit so you can appreciate the significance. It is a highly significant location in the religious world within and outside Greece.
About Panayia Evanyelistria Cathedral and Museums
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Took the ferry from Piraeus a 7:30 and arrived at the island at noon. From there it's not far to the church but as the ferry back leaves at 3:00 pm, I would recommend hiring a taxi if you are visiting just for the day...More
The Church of the Annunciation is an important site for the Greek Orthodox faithful. As a Greek Orthodox from the United States, the experience is unique, combining both the religious experience with the tourist experience. For the non-Orthodox, the Church is still a beautiful example...More
A very beautiful (with all kind of constructions from marble) group of building and artifacts. Interesting to see people access the church on their knees. Unfortunately the main image of Panayia is hard to be seen due to the jewelry that cover it.
Lovely church on the hill (the faithful crawl on hands and knees up the carpeted path from the port) with a diamond and jewel-encrusted portrait of Mary inside. Look for the hanging lamps hanging from the ceiling with icons of houses, ships, hands, babies and...More
The church is very Nice and interesting. Make sure you wear long pants or skirts. The Madonna icon is kissed by catholics and the silver ornaments represent healings. Tip: you can ask for sand on the ground level to purify your house. Tip: you can...More
I think it's hard to give a rating to a church that is very important to the locals and belivers. I have seen much more beautiful and impressive churches. But for people who believe in Christianity I am sure that the experience will be different...More
Very impressive church. a lot of people are there for serious buissnes, line ups with lots of men and women.
Instantly, as you climb the stairs to this cathedral, or watch others climb up on their bellys on the red carpets leading to this holy site, you get a glimpse of the Greek Orthodox religion. Most Americans are unfamiliar with the Greek Orthodox religion, so...More