Paleokastro Monastery

paleokastro monastery

The 18th century Paleokastro Monastery is located on a hill north of the town of Ano Mera. The square white-washed building was once a nunnery and is one of the island’s historical treasures. The architecture is typical of that found in the Cyclades and includes the Church of Agio Vlassis and a large dovecote.

Next to the Paleokastro Monastery is an ancient menhir – a 3 meter high granite slab – that is believed to have been a gravestone or perhaps a symbol of worship in the distant past. The name of the monastery means “old castle” and visitors can view the remains of the historic Byzantine castle that once stood at this spot.

Ano Mera is the second largest town on the island of Mykonos, the largest being Mykonos Town, and is well worth visiting when touring the island. Let Mykonos Dream Travel organize your transportation or arrange an island tour custom-made to your requirements.