Built by Alexius Comnenus I, this beautiful 11th century monastery perched up a steep cliff was built as an ode to the Grace of Panagia. Grace of Panagia who is also known as the Virgin Mary is the saint protector of the island and her icon was believed to have arrived on an unmanned boat from Palestine.
Once suitably dressed i.e men to wear trousers and women long skirts, you are greeted by monks who act as guardians to this historical building. After a short tour around this marvel,filled with portraits of monks and other important treasures as well as taking in the breath taking views of the sparkling blue waters of the Aegean Sea. You are invited to sit down and are served with refreshments in the form of Honey Raki and loukoumi which is the very tasty Greek version of Turkish delight.