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Monastery of St. Raphael
Tel: +30 22510 71259
The convent of Ayios Raphael (Saint Raphael): It is at the northeastern part of the island and at a distance of 3 km from Thermi. The Monastery was built on the ruins of an early Christian basilica, the remains of which can be seen in the area: (wall paintings, red paved floor, the icon of Jesus Christ (14th century) and others). There are three periods in the Monastery’s history: (a) from the 10th century to 1235, (b) from 1433 to 1463, the year of its second destruction by the Ottomans, when Saint Raphael to whom the convent is dedicated was abbot and (c) from 1962 to this day. It is one of island’s most important pilgrimages and contributes to the area’s and the island’s welfare.

This text is cited May 2003 from the Prefecture of Lesvos URL below, which contains images.

http://www.lesvos.gr/nomos/lesvos_tourist_guide/en... (2 img.) English Greek

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