The church of Virgin Mary "Tsambika" in Rhodes is the protector of the island and has done countless miracles all over the world. It is said that it gives a blessing to childless mothers to have a child. Virgin Mary "Tsambika" is honored and worshiped in two places. Approximately three kilometers east of Archangelos village is a monastery complex built in honor of the Virgin Mary. In that area there was a necropolis from the Mycenaean era. In addition, two kilometers from the village of Archangelos, there is also a small chapel of Virgin Mary "Tsambika", called Psili or Kyra, which is built on the top of a hill and at a height of 326 meters.
The monastery celebrates on 8 September each year, where in both monasteries in its honor, a crowd of people arrives to take a blessing and embrace the image of Virgin Mary "Tsambika".
Feast Date: 8 September