At the southeastern end of Chora, under the walls of the Kastro is the main church of the island. It is dedicated to the Dormition (the assumption into heaven) of the Virgin Mary.

The nave of the church. Regrettably, I did not take a clear image of the main icon, a copy of a famous one on Mt. Athos. You can see the left half of the icon, covered in silver, at the right end of the iconostases.

Detail of the iconostatis.

Christ, ruler of all.

The cemetery is just south and below the church.





I was told that this unusual 'stair in the middle' was so the very elderly priest could be driven down to the cemetery.

Last modified 3/16/2023, posted 6/14/22; original content © 2023, 2022 John P. Nordin