The monastery of Panagia Spiliani at Nisyros.

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My favorite place in Nysiros is the Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, a place which fills me with beautiful feeling everytime i visit it. A thrilling monastery built on a rock or "oxo" as we call it in Nisyros.

The church is placed within a cave and to get there you have to go upa stair with hundrend and seventy steps. Every step is a memory, a smile, a voice and a tear.

When i was a kid, my friends and i used to spent a lot of time on these steps, helpind the monastery prepair for its pilgrims. Every step holds a teasing, as we used to tease each other when going up.

When I enter the church, i observe the beautiful cave, a cave which was transformed to a beautiful church.

Many times we have recalled the past, when visiting this cave church. When i go there i forget about the past and the present. It is like a temporary memory loss, logic doesn't work, only feelings and memories for the majestic view.

When i look around i see my village, which looks so small and so big the same time. I see my greatest love, the sea, which makes me come at peace.

I can see Kos and the surrounding islands and when the sun sets i observe, amazed, the pink, red, yellow and orange colors of the sky.

Every seasons will have something different to offer. Every season has a different memory to offer me.

You will notice the calmness and the power the scenery breathes out. These feelings make me sit there and admire for hours!


About the Author


My name is George and i come from Nisyros, but currently living at Rodos. Most of my time i spend it at Nisyros. Nisyros is my favorite island this is the reason i want to promote it. Check my youtube videos of the island:

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