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Chryssocheria Castle | Kalymnos | Madonna with the Golden Hands

Updated: Apr 20

Chryssocheria castle, constructed from 14th to 16th century, is located on a hill top over the village Horio of Kalymnos.

Photo by: iStock.com | Vangelisrassias


St. John, the head of the island, ordered this construction to his knights to secure the city mainly from pirate invasions. Today, inside the castle the visitor can find the church of Panagia Chryssochera (Madonna with the Golden Hands), the church that gave its name to the castle because of the icon inside the church (showing Madonna with her hands covered with golden leaves). The inhabitants of the castle, until the 19th century, built also some more chapels and temples dedicated to other saints.


How to get there | Go to Kalymnos Page


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