Panagia Kakaviotissa – a unique church without roofs on Lemnos

The church of Panagia Kakaviotissa on the island of Lemnos is one of the most beautiful churches of Greece. This Greek Orthodox Church known for not having … a roof. And protected from rain and wind serves as a cave formed inside the rocks.

14.02.2019Church of Panagia Kakaviotissa on the island of Lemnos

Эта церковь находится недалеко от деревни Танос, в 4 км отMyrina (capital of Lemnos), in a cliff on top of Mount Kakavos and on an altitude of 260 meters above sea level. The date of construction is considered to be 1416, the year the monks of the island were hiding from the Turkish invaders. AT those days the church became a haven for monks and hermitages.

This hidden from the tourist trails and not very famous Greece’s “pearl” has a unique location from where spectacular views of the sea and the island of Limnos.

The best time to visit is in the evening when the church illuminated by natural light.

Getting to this little church is not so easy: you will need 20 minutes of easy walk on the rock and climbing stairs, but landscapes, breathtaking, really worth the effort.

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