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ZOODOHOU PIGIS


Area: CHORA
Visiting Hours:

DAILY FROM 08:00-13:00 AND 14:00-16:00 ON SUNDAYS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.

Contact:

ΤΕL-(+30) 22470 31991

What to Wear Knees and shoulders should be covered while visiting all monasterys by both male and females.

This Nunnery is in the south-western part of Hora. To get there find your way to Hora and start at the square “Platia Losa”, where you will find the town hall and the statue of Emmanuel Xanthos. This was once the location of the old market place.

Walk past the town hall and down a narrow street. You will pass a mini-market on the left and soon come to a crossroad. Keep to the right until the next junction, where there are three wooden signs on the walls. One shows the way to the Nunnery of the Annunciation and two on the right say in Zoodohou Pigis here you take the small street indicated until a small alleyway opens on your left. Five meters down this the entrance to the nunnery. A narrow passage takes you between high white walls past a main entrance and a big wooden gate reinforced with iron. Half of it which stands open invitingly during visiting hours.

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Zoodohou Pigis is a womens' convent in Hora that was founded by the abbot of the monastery of St. John, Parthenios Pangostas in 1607.

It’s a 5-minute walk from the monastery and not touristy making it peaceful and fulfilling.

Even though it's under renovation (and will be so for a while due to lack funds), the little you see of the convent is enough to make it worth the effort.

The courtyards are filled with bougainvilleas and other flourishing flowers well taken care of by the nuns.

There are two churches inside, Zoodohou Pigis and St. John the theologian, both have icons of the 16th to the 18th century.

Apart from philanthropic work the nuns also make incense and sow or embroil religious garments.