Agios Isidoros Pantoukios Church | Chios | One of the Thirty Most Beautiful in Greece
Updated: Jun 15, 2020
The church of Agios Isidoros Chios is located north of the island, near the village Vrontados. The small church is built on the site where the first church of Chios was founded in the third century.
Standing in an area that combines mountain and sea in harmony, at the edge of a small beautiful gulf, Agios Isidoros Chios is considered one of the thirty most beautiful small churches in Greece.
Most of the relics of St. Isidore are found in the chapel of St. Isidore in the Cathedral of St. Mark in Venice. Fragments are kept in the Diocese of Chios and in the Monastery of Philotheos on Mount Athos. In the 5th century AD, most of the relics of St. Isidore were kept in Constantinople and a part in Chios. They were removed from Chios in 1125 by the Venetian fleet, and deposited in St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice in 1356 AD. In 1626, much of the relics of St. Isidore, which was transported from Constantinople to Venice, were stored there, too.