Catacombs - Churches

Yearning for the prairies of heaven, the pursued faith took refuge to the arms of the earth. It pierced through the volcanic rock digging sunless galleries in order to pre-serve its spiritual light, for four whole centuries. The catacombs of Milos: “another” cave of Bethlehem, cradle of the need for a newborn religion…A tiny hidden state, where the dead and the living share a small area and immense hope… An unusual church and, at the same time, an underground cemetery of the devotees of a new faith that quickly crossed the Aegean, settled early on in Milos and sowed its seeds in the depths of the earth, harvesting, years later, innumerous churches on the island’s spine…Humble doxologies, glorious Byzantine memories and snow-white little chap-els scattered everywhere, reflecting the many faces of the Holy Virgin: Our Lady Kor-fiatissa, Our Lady of the Garden, Our Lady Tourliani, Faneromeni, Schoiniotissa, Portaϊtissa, Thalassitra…


Catacombs - Churches
The catacombs of Milos are the only paleochristian monument in Greece and the second most important in Europe, after the catacombs of Rome...