Panagia Galaktotrofoussa

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Panagia Galaktotrofoussa (Gr., "she who feeds milk", also "the Virgin Lactans") is one of the many names given to the Virgin Mother and is the name of an icon and a monastery.

List of Galaktotrofoussa monasteries


Monastery of Panagia Galaktotrofoussa

The monastery of Panagia Galaktotrofoussa is located at the confluence of the Chalikiotikos and Lepenetsiotikos Rivers, tributaries of the Acheloos River, on the road that leads to Kalarites (Thessalia, Greece). This monastery was founded in 1799 and is less known than the surrounding monasteries of the Meteora region.


Situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, in the Limassol district, Apsiou village stands at the foothill of Limassol forest, 17 Km north of Limassol and 600 metres above sea level. Apsiou is a very attractive place and is divided into two parts. As you enter the village from the main road (limassol Kalo Chorio) you will find the recently built houses of Kato Apsiou (Lower Apsiou) and Ayios Epiphanios church. Following your way to Pano Apsiou (Upper Apsiou), you will find the more traditional, mstone-built houses of the old village, at the end of the road a very old church "Panagia Galaktotrofousa" (dating back to 1740) is found hidden in the cypress trees.