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Church of Agios Isidoros - Sykiada

The small chapel of Agios Isidoros (St. Isidore) lies shortly after Sykiada village. It was probably built around 1,700 AD and it is one of the most photographed places on the island. According to tradition, Agios Isidoros, coming from Egypt to Chios, anchored at this point where the waters were deep and then went to the city of Chios. Thus, in honor of Agios Isidoros, the people of the island built the small chapel. Agios Isidoros was the one who established the Christian faith on the island.

Agios Isidoros came from Alexandria from a pagan but noble family. He was a sailor of the Roman fleet, in the years of the emperor Decius and an ardent Christian.