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Agia Paraskevi


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Location: Agia Paraskevi village, Lesbos Island
Open: no restrictions.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification:  Karst cave.
Light: electric/bring torch
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History


Description

Agia Paraskevi or Ayia Paraskevi village, located in the central part of Lesbos island, is named after the Church of Agia Paraskevi. Actually there are numerous Agia Paraskevi in Greece, there is another village of the same name which is s suburb of Athens, and of course there are many other churches dedicated to the same Saint. There is even a cave of the same name on Crete.

The church is a cave church, located at the northern side of the village. From the entrance there is a nice view on the village below. The cave contains a well which is blessed by the Virgin Mary, drinking the water from this well is said to bring her protection. Befor the construction of the Christian church this was probably the site of a pagan temple.


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