Virgin Mary "Spiliani"

The monastery of Virgin Mary "Spiliani" is located on the hill above Mandraki, the capital of the island. Access to the monastery is from the main road, near the church of Potamitissa, from where the 130 steps lead to the monastery. The visitor is fascinated by the panoramic view and the tranquility of the landscape.

Panagia Spiliani owes its name to the fact that the church of the monastery is built in the cave of the hill. The church hosts the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary.

Every August 15th, at its feast, a crowd of pilgrims arrives in Nisyros and the largest feast on the island takes place accompanied by songs, dancing and food.

Feast Date: 15 August




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