Monastery of the Annunciation of Virgin Mary

The imposing Monastery of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary (Evangelistria) looks like a fortress ready to hold back any pirate or intruder attack. Located on the slope of Mount Palouki, it provides a stunning view. It appears to have been founded in 1712, on the ruins of the Byzantine monastery of 1676, by Chatji-Stefanis Daponte, father of Skopelos-born Konstantinos-Caesarius Daponte, one of the most influential Greek writers and chronographers of the 18th century.

The temple’s remarkable iconostasis lined with goldleaves was built in a workshop in Istanbul (formerly known as Constantinople) and is elaborately adorned with flora and fauna representationsas well as scenes from the Old and New Testaments. During your visit, you will have the chance to marvel atseveral old icons of the 14th century.