It is a nunnery located north of Xanthi, at an altitude of 170 meters. It took its name from the icon of the Virgin that was found in a reed on the banks of the river Kossinthos. Its foundation dates back to the 11th century. Functional manuscripts, found today in Sofia, mention its presence from the 11th to the 15th century. The Monastery flourished from the middle of the 15th and in the 16th century housed a bibliographic laboratory. From the 17th century (1645) a code with a possessive note is preserved. After the earthquakes of 1829, its reconstruction began, which was completed during the years of the Metropolitan of Xanthi I. Sgourou. The south wing, which was rebuilt then, is preserved to this day. In 1913, the Bulgarian conquerors transferred the relics of the Monastery to Sofia. After the Asia Minor disaster, the property of the monastery was given to the landless refugees. Among the relics that have been saved are two icons from the 15th century, of Panagia Kalamiotissa and the Dormition of the Virgin.
Editor: Niki Kalopaidis