Church of Panagia Malteza, Santorini

Church of Panagia Malteza, Santorini

The Church of Panagia Malteza was originally built in the 19th century. Theodoros Borlis, a ship's captain, found an icon of the Virgin Mary floating in the sea near Malta. He brought the icon back to Santorini and built a church to honor the icon of Panagia Malteza.

The Church of Panagia Malteza features a beautifully carved screen that depicts scenes from the Old Testament. The church's bell tower has four bells. The Church of Panagia Malteza has a celebration festival every year on November 21st.

The church is built on the cliff's edge and provides a beautiful view. It is open to the public, and visitors are welcome to enjoy the beautiful and serene setting. The Church of Panagia Malteza is a popular location for weddings.

Paths from the church lead visitors to the imposing Skaros Rock, the Caldera walkway, and the Chapel of Panagia Theoskepasti.

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Church of Panagia Malteza on Map

Sight Name: Church of Panagia Malteza
Sight Location: Santorini, Greece (See walking tours in Santorini)
Sight Type: Religious
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