In the place where the monastery stands today, a small chapel of gratitude to Saint Nektarios was built in 1966 by Kyriakos Kostomiris and his wife Despina, who believed that he miraculously treated their son, Tsampikos, suffering from poliomyelitis. The icon of the Saint was remarkably portrayed by the monk Michael Kavsokalivit, a duplicate of which is kept in the Monastery.
The massive attendance of the faithful, due to the many miracles of the Saint, led to the decision to demolish the small chapel and to build in its place in 1970 a new magnificent church in the architectural type of the free cross with a dome. The new church is also the katholikon of the Holy Monastery, the inauguration of which was carried out in 1974 by Metropolitan of Rhodes Spyridon.
Along with the katholikon, two cell wings were built on the south part, and the surrounding space was formed. Of characteristic beauty is the magnificent fountain at the central entrance with its multiple hydrants, from which plenty of fresh, cool drinking water flows, originating from the natural springs of Mount "Mesovouno" (Μεσόβουνο), at the foot of which the monastery is located.
The old monastery of Tsambika is built on top of a hill with gorgeous view to the sea and the surrounding area, offering breathtaking views over the beaches of Tsambika and Kolymbia.
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Rhodes island offers ample opportunities to experience a wide range of water sports. The most prominent sport types are windsurfing and kite-surfing, followed closely by jet-skiing, snorkeling and diving. Of course there are also fun water sport activities for the whole family to spend the day at the beach, such as water ringos, bananas, parasailing and many others. Because each side of Rhodes island offers different geophysical features and weather conditions, the experience feels unique every time.
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Rhodes is suitable for holidays addressing the whole family by offering infrastructure for entertaining children regardless of age, from toddlers to teenagers, such as the Faliraki water park, riding schools, go karts, or numerous shallow and sandy beaches. Here are some tips and things to do in Rhodes for families with kids.
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