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Christos sto Dasos (Christ in the Wood)

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Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

A 15-minute walk or 2-minute drive back toward Paros town from the Valley of the Butterflies leads to the convent known as Christos sto Dasos, from where there's a marvelous view of the Aegean. The convent contains the tomb of St. Arsenios (1800–77), who was a schoolteacher, an abbot, and a prophet. He was also a rainmaker whose prayers were believed to have ended a long drought, saving Paros from starvation. The nuns are a bit leery of tourists. If you want to go in, be sure to wear long pants or skirt and a shirt that covers your shoulders, or the sisters will turn you away.

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Between Valley of the Butterflies and Paros town, Paros, Greece

Published 07/23/2015

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