Samothrace – Churches of Samothrace
According to tradition, the churches of Samothrace are 999. The visitors will see mostly Byzantine churches, many of which are dilapidated, but standing for hundreds of years as witnesses of the religious traditions of the ancient island.
The most important of the churches of Samothrace and the religious monuments of the island are:
• The , a monument to the Apostle who spent there the first night of his European tour.
• The in Chora , where the skulls of the Five Neomartyrs are kept and
• , with the famous festival under the plane trees
Remnants from paleochristian basilicas of the churches of Samothrace have been randomly found both in , during the construction of the new church of , and in , next to the which is considered the most important of Samothrace.
At a short distance from the village lie the remains of the Late Byzantine church of Christ, another one from the churches of Samothrace that is considered a Byzantine monument of the island.
At the location of Mandal’ Panagia, 3 km. outside the village , excavations at an outdoor ancient temple revealed the remains of a chapel of the Middle Byzantine period, considered one of the oldest churches ruins of Samothrace