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Monday, December 6, 2021

The Cave Chapel of Saint Nicholas in Skyros


An Aegean chapel of impressive picturesqueness is found on Pouria Beach, after the area of Gyrismata, on the island of Skyros. The Chapel of Saint Nicholas is carved in an impressive porous rock that "gazes" towards the sea. The white cave church is located at the site where in ancient times there was a quarry of porous rocks, and dates back to before 1806. When you are there at some point you will see that the rock in the middle of nowhere, the chapel, the ancient quarry and the windmill create a wonderful corner in Pouria of Skyros.

To enter the chapel, you go down two or three steps and find yourself in another world. The interior of Saint Nicholas is as small as one can imagine, with simple and narrow spaces, few icons and little candles lit by passers-by visiting the area of Pouria. On the rock around the church there are many who test their climbing skills.
 






 
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