Σπηλια Ο 'Αγ Γιαννης Καστρι

Spilia O'Ag Ioánnis Kastro - St John's Hermit Cave


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Location: Skopelos Island, The Sporades. Northern Aegean.
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Bibliography: Basilios D. Koukorinis (1977): The trip, page 19-28.
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History


Description

On the northern coast of Skopelos is a small island, formed when part of the cliff fell into the sea. The villagers have built a small chapel and christened it with the name "St. John the Beheaded".

To the west of the chapel there is a small stone wall, the other side of which is a steep and narrow path leading down to the hermitage. There, underneath a large stone is a cave, where an unknown Christian led a hermit's life. Every year on the 29 August, Mass is celebrated in the chapel to commemorate the life of St John the Beheaded.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.


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