Kyra Panagia (Pelagos or Pelagonisi) is the largest of the uninhabited islands of the Sporades archipelago. It lies northeast to Alonissos and is approximately 25 sq.km.. Some people live on the island particularly monks. The island is owned by the monastery of Megisti Lavra on Mount Athos, hence the name Kyra Panagia (= Madam Mother). The island lies at the Alonissos Marine Park and is one of the places where the Mediterranean monk safely lives.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Maxine van Hoften