St. Nicholas Monastery (Andros, Greece)

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The Monastery of St. Nicholas in Andros is, according to tradition, built in the 8th-century though it is not mentioned in any historical books until the 14th-century. This monastery houses wonderful frescos and an architecturly superb wooden screen. The Byzantine icon of Panagia Blachernae, donated by the Monastery in Constantinople of the same name, is still kept in this monastery and is myrrh-bearing.

The monastery also houses the icon of St. Nicholas, which was made by a nun named Leondia; she weaved hair from her own head into this icon. According to the locals of this Metropolis, this icon is the most active in the entire of Andros.

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