Monastery of Taxiarchis Mihail Panormitis 

Indisputably one of the most important monasteries in Greece. It takes its name from the Panormos Bay. It dates back at least to the fifteenth century, while the current single-space basilica with cross-chaped domes was built in 1783. The wall paintings from the main church date from 1792. Also notable are the impressive bell tower, the carved screen, the icons (most of them in the Cretan Byzantine style), the votive offerings and the Panormitis icon. The full-figure representation was covered entirely in gold and silver in 1724 at the expense of the captains, clergy and community of Symi. It has a hostel for visiting worshippers.