Panagia Hozoviotissa Monastery

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Byzantine monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa lies high above the Aegean Sea on the island of Amorgos. Visible only from the sea as a patch of bright white, it clings to the cliff side 300 meters above the sea level. The monastery was built in the 11th century in order to protect a 9th century religious icon of the Virgin Mary from marauding pirates. The icon, which is on public display inside the monastery, is believed to have mysteriously arrived on the shore below on an unmanned boat from Palestine.

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