Women Monastery of Archangel Michael | Thassos
Updated: Dec 10, 2019
It is the largest and most popular monastery of Thassos island, whose Saint is the island’s protector.
Photo by: www.shinygreece.com | Panagiotis Papadellis
This pivotal pilgrimage stands on the top of a cliff, near Theologos village, with a stunning view to the Aegean Sea. History reveals that with the command of Archangel Michael, the eremite Luke built a small church at this position in 1110 AC. This church had a spring of holly water (water blessed by Archangel Michael). During the Ottoman occupation, Turks decided to pollute the spring, but just before they tried to do it, the spring dried up and started to flow in a cave close to the church.