Santorini Churches & Monasteries - Agios Nikolaos Monastery in Santorini, Greece is a must-visit historical female monastery located between the villages of Firostefani and Imerovigli. Founded on December 6th, 1651, it was the second monastery built in Santorini. Dedicated to three saints: Agios Panteleimon, Zoodoxos Pighi (meaning life-giving source in Greek), and Agios Nikolaos, this monastery has a rich history. Originally a private chapel, the Gizi family, one of the few Orthodox families who lived inside the Venetian Castle of Skaros, turned it into a monastery in 1815. Later, the archbishop of Santorini gave permission to move the monastery to its present location in 1815. Today, the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos in Santorini hosts a folklore museum and an ecclesiastical museum with rare Byzantine icons. The icon of Agios Nikolaos holds great significance, as does the wooden iconostasis of the katholikon, the main church of the monastery. Experience the beauty of Agios Nikolaos Monastery in Santorini, Greece and immerse yourself in its fascinating history.

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