Lakki to Aghios Petros
(West, 3km)
From beside the hospital building in Lakki­, a road signed to Fytorio and Kamaraki leads into rolling panoramic country with good possibilities for walking, and for flow ers and birds in the spring. Conspicuous, on a knoll at the centre of these upland hills, is the whitewashed chapel of Prophiis Eli­as. Some patches of mosaic floor and a massive counterweight-stone for an olive press, can be seen in front of the west end; another similar block is incorporated in the niche to the left of the apse. The track south from here leads to the modern monastery of the Holy Angels (open for visits 4.30–7.30), standing above a gorge which drops down to the sea in Gourna Bay. Behind and above it is the square low-domed church of Aghios Petros—a compact, 14th century structure built into the south side of an Early Christian basilica, whose foundations can be traced to the north; in the construction of its apse some eroded column stumps are visible. The Early Christian church, in turn, was built over an ancient building—a dressed and drafted corner-stone of which can still be seen in situ below the northwest corner of the existing porch. The white buildings of the Chora and the monastery of St John on Patmos are visible directly across the water to the northwest.

Leros Island is part of the Dodecanese Island Group, Greece.

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