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Chrysostomos Monastery

It is located in Kato Petali and, according to tradition, it housed the first Greek school of the island (most probably in 1650). The School of Agios Tafos operated here from 1835 onwards.
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Panagia Vrysiotissa (or Vrysiani)

The monastery is located outside Exambela and it was built in the 17th century. It was always male and it has impressive architecture. The Museum of Ecclesiastical Art is housed here.       
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Monastery Profitis Ilias t’ Apsilou

On foot it is 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Apollonia and it is built 678m high, on the ruins of an ancient building –maybe of fryctoria or of the acropolis. It dates back to the middle 17th century. The chapel of Agios Eliseos is located beside it.  
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Agios Symeon

The chapel of Agios Symeon rises high above Kamares, built in 1667, with a forecourt that offers a great view. From here you will take the most impressive photos of Sifnos’s port and the surrounding area. You can turn left on the road leading to Herronisos, or ascend the area of Agia Marina in Kamares. It is worth coming here in the festival that is organized on August 31.   Info - Many of the churches and monasteries of Sifnos have been characterised as historical monuments and they present great religious and architectural interest. - By walking inside the NATURA area you will see up close religious monuments of unique architecture, such as the monastery of Taxiarchis of Skafi, the country church of Ai Stathis, the church of Agia Marina and Agios Konstantinos in Flambouro, Panagia tou Iliou, Ai Giannis of Mavro Chorio, Ai Nikolas T’ Aerina, Agia Ekaterini Kapfari. -You will find detailed information about the churches of the island on the site of the Municipality of Sinfos www.sifnos.gr  
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From the fourcourt of the church you will enjoy the grandiose view over Platis Gialos and up to Kimolos and Polyaigos.
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Panagia Poulati

It is very impressive when you watch it from above, standing white with its big blue dome. Many people take cool dips in the fully-green waters beneath the church. Panagia Poulati was built in 1870 and it operated in 1875. Its architecture is interesting, as it has tall bell-towers and a large dome. It is surrounded by a paved courtyard and there are cells around. You will go through a dirt road (it is located below Artemonas, in Dialiskari) or by walking on a trail from Kastro.      
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Monastery of Fyrogia.

It is considered of the 16th century and it was restored in the 1970s by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage. In the summer, the Small Museum of Modern Pottery operates at the site of the monastery under the auspices of the Municipal Enterprise of Sifnos and the Potters' Association of Sifnos.
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Chrysopigi

Its court is always open and the fully-white monastery at the edge of the peninsula welcomes the visitors. Panagia Chrysopigi is the patron saint of the island and a famous pilgrimage all over Greece. It has exquisite architecture. It was built in 1650 on the torn rock which, according to tradition, was miraculously split in half in order for the women, who used to light up the vigil lights, to be saved from the pirates. It is said that the icon of the Virgin Mary, dedicated to Zoodochos Pigi, was found by fishermen while it was sailing in the sea.
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