Domed churchbuilt during the first Turkish occupation after a miracle-working icon from the Panagia church in Chrysafa, Lacedaemonia (Mystras) was found in a well on the south side of the church, where a chapel was built.

To the north stands a building called Kellia, originally a monastery.

During the second Venetian occupation, the Panagia Chrysafitissa was a parish church.

Celebrations are held at the church on its feast day, the day after St. Thomas’ Day (the Sunday after Easter).


Continue on through the Lower Town from the central square (with the cannon), towards the town walls and the square named after the church. The white-washed church is in the middle of the square.

Lower Town, Monemvasia

Free entrance. For opening hours please call: 2732061408 – 6946680980

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