Tsabika beach from panagia tsabika beach
Further east along the coast, the Byzantine Moni Tsampikas sits on a mountain top at 300 m (985 ft). Legend has it that the 11th-century icon in the chapel was found by an infertile couple, who later conceived a child. The chapel hence became a place of pilgrimage for childless women come to pray to the icon of the Virgin. They also pledge to name their child Tsampika or Tsampikos, names unique to the Dodecanese.
The view from the top of the mountain its magnificent and ots worth to visit it if you are in the island!
Below the monastery lies Tsampika beach, a superb stretch of sand that becomes very crowded in the tourist season.
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mirovnik (0) 2013-02-17 21:52
This is amazing. The incidental dead branch/tree you found provides an astounding perspective between the p.o.v. and the beach below. Very impressive!
lousat (57510) 2013-02-18 4:02
Ahaha....Manolis,i know very well this dead branch,i have a pic from the same point of view in my gallery (http://beta.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=5&p=1389778 )but taken in a different moment and light.I know how is difficult to go on the top of Tsambika Monastery,a very long and hard walk...ehehe...beautiful memory for me and for you too and great capture whit an excellent exposure,details and colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano