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Holy Monastery of Archangel Michael

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Female Holy Monastery founded by the Monastery of Filotheou. It is located in the southern part of the island and is one of the largest monasteries of Thassos. Built on the edge of the cliff, above a wild cove, it offers a unique spectacle.
In the Monastery is kept a piece of the Holy Material, that is, part of the nails on which Christ was crucified, while its exhibition is very rich. It is required to follow some dress code of decency, while clothes for those who have not been properly prepared are offered at the entrance.
According to the religious tradition, Saint Luke himself practiced asceticism and sanctification in the Monastery of the Archangel Michael. For the inhabitants of Thassos, the Monastery of Archangel Michael is the pilgrimage of their island and Archangel Michael is considered their patron saint. It celebrates on November 8, the feast of the Archangel and the Tuesday of Diakainisimos