Spend Time at Panagia Tsambika on Rhodes
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Rhodes, Greece is known as the island of the Knights. The medieval city of Rhodes will take you into the past. It is like things haven’t changed at all since as you explore the Old Town. Another attraction that should be seen when in Rhodes is Panagia Tsambika. Here’s more information about visit this site:
About Panagia Tsambika
The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika is located 25 km south of Rhodes Town between Kolymbia and Archangelos. The monastery sits on top of a hill and offers a wonderful view of the surrounding areas, including Tsambika Beach and Kolymbia Beach, and the sea. The date of construction for the Monastery of Panagia Tsambika is now known for certain, but it in 1770 it was reconstructed by a monk.
Certain sources mention details about an altar to goddess Artemis may have stood at the same site during antiquity. The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika is of Dodecanesian architecture. The floor of the temple as well as the courtyard are decorated with pretty shells and pebbles. Some of the icons at Panagia Tsambika are from the 19th century and the iconostasis is much older.
Local Tradition of Panagia Tsambika
Local tradition says that a shepherd found an icon of Virgin Mary on a cliff where the old monastery would later be built. The icon of Panagia Tsambika is said to work miracles for childless women. Legend says that women who are having difficulty conceiving should climb the hill barefoot and pray to the Virgin Mary for fertility. If the prayer is fulfilled and the woman gives birth to a son, he is to be named Tsampikos, and if the child is a girl, she should be named Tsampika. The name day of these children is on September the 7th. Today, the monastery is visited by thousands of couples each year in hopes of having a baby.
Getting to Panagia Tsambika
Getting to the island of Rhodes can be done by ferry or by plane. Once on the island of Rhodes, you can get around by taxi, public bus, or rented car or motorcycles. Rhodes is a large island, so if you want to see as much of it as you can, rented car is your best option. You can get to Panagia Tsambika by following the road to Tsambika Beach. You will turn off the main road just a few meters before the beach. The road will take you halfway up the hill and then you will walk up 350 steps to reach the Monastery of Panagia Tsambika.
Visiting Panagia Tsambika on Rhodes will not only be an opportunity to see a lovely monastery, but to also take in the surrounding views with extend for a great distance. The walk up the steps to the Monastery of Panagia Tsambika is just as lovely as the view once you arrive there. Stop to take pictures along the way. The monastery sits at an altitude of 240 meters. Be sure to take time to admire the courtyard with its floor decorated with pebbles and shells.
This post was written by GreekBoston.com