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Friday, June 25, 2021

The Chapel of the Holy Trinity on the Highest Summit of the Island of Chios

In Northern Chios, Mount Pelinnaios, which has the highest peak on the island at 1,297 meters, dominates the view while around it are many scenic villages. It is at this height where the climber arrives at the Chapel of the Holy Trinity.

The Chapel of the Holy Trinity replaced the sanctuary of Zeus Pelinnaios, who in ancient times was the patron deity of Chios and worshiped on this mountain.

Every year on the day after Pentecost, early in the morning on the Monday of the Holy Spirit, young and old climb this mountain to worship the Holy Trinity and catch a unique view of their island from its highest peak.


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