July 25, 2016

The Village of Agia Anna in Evia

Agia Anna is a seaside village dating to 1776 in the northern part of Evia (Euboea), Greece which boasts one of the longest beaches in Europe (7 km). According to legend, the name Agia Anna (Saint Anna) derives from a miracle related to an icon of Saint Anna. Around the 18th century, the villagers there survived after a pirate attack. After that, they found a miraculous icon of Saint Anna which they were led to by a woman's vision, and later built a church dedicated to the patron saint of their village to house the icon.
Wonderworking Icon of Saint Anna
Church of Saint Anna

Celebration at Agia Anna in 1886