Panagia Tourliani Monastery in Ano Mera
In the centre of the island of Mykonos, about 8 kilometres east from the main town is a lovely little village that has grown up around a monastery that was built in 1542 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
The village is the second largest on the island and is called Ano Mera. The monastery is called Panagia Tourliani.
Inside the whitewashed walls, the old chapel has been turned into a museum.
The chapel is small. When several buses arrive at once, the lineup to get in gives time to explore the courtyard in front of the entrance. (not even one busload could get inside)
The space is quite small and there is so much detailed work crafted into every available space. The lights are dim and the camera flash is not permitted.
The images below show more detail of the carved wooden rood screen, iconstasis, that separates the holy altar space from the nave, worship space. Also, notice the incense burners hanging on chains.