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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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  • Copyright: Manolis Vardaxis (mavardax) (66)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-11
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-02-17 21:22
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