The monastery of Moni Hozoviotissis
Moni Hozoviotissis is a very impressing and peculiar monastery situated within the Greek area of the Cyclades near Katapola and Astipalajia. This monastery is one of the main attractions in the entire group of the Cyclade Islands, and therefore tourists should always make sure of visiting while being in this area.
The Monastery of Moni Hozoviotissis is built over a high cliff of around 300m in such a way that it seems it is almost about to fall down. This way, simply observing it from far already becomes a unique experience and it is recommendable for tourists to enjoy it from that perspective as well as from close since both of them are amazing.
From Moni Hozoviotissis Monastery, visitors can enjoy an outstanding view over the surroundings as well as even see the island of Astipalajia and part of Katapola. All those visitors who enjoy landscaping or are fond of photography would surely have a great time by visiting the Monastery of Moni Hozoviotissis and therefore should make sure of counting with some spare time when going since they probably won’t want to leave right away.
Due to its location on top of the cliff, its architecture, and the époque in which it was built, it is difficult to understand how it was built according to the rather precarious tools and techniques available in the days of its construction. The Monastery of Moni Hozoviotissis is often described as a marvelous place due to its characteristics, appearance, and especially by the fact it was built many centuries ago over the edge of a very high cliff. This construction shows an amazing combination between natural elements with architectonic constructions, being a unique amalgamation of both.
Besides Moni Hozoviotissis, tourists could also visit some other appealing spots near the monastery itself. One of these other attractive spots is a rather small but beautiful beach situated near the monastery, behind the island of Nikouria. Also, visitors can meet Katapola and its harbor, as well as other cities and towns in the island of Amargos which offer a very charming and picturesque appearance.