Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti, Santorini

Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti, Santorini (must see)

Located on Skaros Rock is the Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti, one of the symbols of Santorini. Skaros Rock is a rocky peninsula that projects into the sea. It was fashioned by multiple volcanoes that changed the shape of the island from circular to crescent. In addition, many islands were also formed from these volcanoes. The rock was also the site of a castle until an earthquake destroyed the building in the nineteenth century. It is near the port of Andres.

There is a lot to see and do when you visit the white building with the blue dome. In addition, the village of Imerovigli has some of the best views of Santorini because of its high vantage point. Visitors can reach the church via the nearby walking trail that begins at Imerovigli and runs through the cape that connects Skaros to the village. The trail ends at the Chapel of Theoskepasti. There is also a stunning underwater caldera that is worth the wait. Once you have visited the church, make sure to see the Hidden Room. The cave sits to the right of the trail, and is one of the few elements that remain from the original castle structure.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti
Sight Location: Santorini, Greece
Sight Type: Religious Site
Guide(s) containing this sight: Historical Tour of Imerovigli  

Walking Tours in Santorini, Greece

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Create Your Own Walk in Santorini

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santorini is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Tour of Imerovigli

Historical Tour of Imerovigli

Away from the crowded village of Thira yet close to the famous Santorini Caldera, are two small settlements, Firostefani and Imerovigli. These gorgeous villages can be found on the road to Oia. Each village has something unique to offer to any visitor of this beautiful island. Take this tour and discover hidden treasures in these two picturesque villages.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

Sightseeing Tour in Oia, Santorini

The main attraction in this part of the island is the community of Oia. This community is literally hanging on the edge of the cliff on the Caldera. It is also well known for its beautiful views overlooking the Caldera, the Aegean Sea, the island of Therasia, stunning sunsets, cute villages, cool beaches and great shopping spots. Take this tour to discover an amazing place, a landscape that you have never seen before.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
City Orientation Tour in Thira

City Orientation Tour in Thira

The Santorini Island is a true wonder in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. A catastrophe that erased the Minoan civilization gave birth to this truly unique and beautiful place. Thanks to its beauty, this destination is very popular among international celebrities; it was even chosen as the main stage for some Hollywood movies. Although known throughout the modern day world as Santorini, the island's official name is Thira or Thera.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km