The Northern Aegean Islands Sights

Panayia Vrefokratousa (Madonna Holding the Infant)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 07/23/2015

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The church of Panayia Vrefokratousa was founded in the 12th century to house an icon of the Virgin Mary, believed to be the work of St. Luke, and remains a popular place of pilgrimage. Built into its foundation are shops whose revenues support the church, as they have through the ages. The church museum has a little Bible from AD 500, with legible, elegant calligraphy.

Sight Information


Central Sq., Agiassos, Lesvos, Greece

Sight Details:

  • €0.80
  • Daily 8–1 and 5:30–8:30

Published 07/23/2015


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