Panagia Skopiotissa

The church of Panagia Skopiotissa can be found on top of mount Skopos –also named after it– 2km from Argassi, the famous tourist resort in the southern part of the island.

The snow-white church, in crosswise style with dome was built in 1624 and stands to this day on the ruins of an old monastery, which is thought to have been built in the place of the much older temple of Artemis. Remarkable wall-paintings can be seen inside the church, the temple (made of stone), impressive paintings, woodcuts and other valuable utensils, as well as the painting of Virgin Mary all the way from Istanbul.

The double-headed eagle (symbol of the byzantine empire) on the church floor will definitely draw your attention.