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Monastery of Zoodochou Pigis

In Agios Kirykos


The Monastery of Zoodochou Pigis or Monastiraki, as the locals call it, is located near the village Christos in Agios Kirykos, in a quiet and green area below the stadium of the capital. This nunnury was built around 1890 and abandoned in 1955. Much of it was destroyed by the great fire of 1993.

From an architectural point of view, it has no special interest. However, the cells are preserved and an imposing wall to the west. Inside the temple one finds murals and a cross carved on the iconostassis. Worth seeing, the Holy Gospel of 1872 and an ecclesiastical tabloid, dating from the mid 19th century AD and was kept inside the monastery.

Near the monastery there are found the ruins of an old watermill, which supplied water the village Christos.

The monastery of Zoodochou Pigis celebrates every year on the Friday of Easter (the first Friday after Easter).


To reach the monastery, take the asphalt road from Agios Kirykos, through the village Christos.

Access is only by private car, taxi or on foot.

37° 36' 50.777" N, 26° 16' 37.068" E
Churches & Monasteries
Agios Kirykos