Panagia Skopiotissa Monastery Zakynthos

Skopiotissa Monastery Zakynthos

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Panagia Skopiotissa Monastery is located in the south east of Zakynthos island at the top of the Vassilikos peninsular. It’s under 10km from the centre of the islands capital Zakynthos town and that’s around a 20 minute drive.

When you’re looking for panoramic viewpoints, you can’t beat the island’s many monasteries. Frequently found on hilltops and mountainsides in the island’s rugged and forested interior, these ecclesiastical beacons command striking views.

For one such breathtaking vista, head up Mount Skopos from the village of Argassi to the Monastery of Skopiotissa.

Constructed in 1624, this remarkable Byzantine church is the only religious site on the island with an Aegean-style dome. Though much of the monastery is ruined, this unique architectural feature remains intact as do the murals inside the cathedral. You’ll also find an image of the Virgin Mary relocated from Istanbul.

Getting to Panagia Skopiotissa monastery can be a bit of a challenge, it’s not well signposted and it’s up hill, the track is gravel rather than proper tarmac so can be a little tricky, particularly in low powered hire cars or scooters. Once you find it there is a car park and a small taverna just up the road for refreshments before or after your visit.

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