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Kastro, Sikinos, Cyclades,South Aegean

Chrysopigi Monastery

or Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi  
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Chrysopigi Monastery
Location:
On a rock north of Chora of Sikinos island in Cyclades
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
South Aegean
Cyclades
Municipality > Town:
City of Sikinos
• Kastro
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 345 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1690  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Relatively Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A monastery with several fortification characteristics on the rock above the village Kastro of Sikinos island in Cyclades. “Kastro” is the old part of Chora of Sikinos.

The monastery was built in 1690. Considering that this happened towards the end of the era of piracy in the Aegean, it is very possible that the castle existed before the foundation of the monastery and provided a refuge for the local population against pirate raids.




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