The Monastery of Panagia Tsambika is located about 25 km south of Rhodes Town, between Kolymbia and Archangelos. The old monastery of Tsambika is built on top of a hill with a gorgeous view to the sea and the surrounding area, while the new monastery, which is where the Icon of Panagia is found, is on the road that connects Archangelos to Rhodes Town.
Centuries ago the icon of Panagia Tsambika was located at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Kykkos in Cyprus. In a miraculous manner, the icon would leave Cyprus and go to the mountain Zambiki of the Archangel in Rhodes. This would upset the monks of Kykkos and they went to great lengths to confine the icon.
On Mount Zambiki, the icon hid in a cypress tree. In the opposite region near the spring of Aimahiou a humble shepherd lived and saw a light coming from Zambiki. He climbed the mountain and went to see what was there and was amazed along with a few others that went with him that the light came from the icon of the Virgin Mary on the cypress tree, and it lit the icon like a vigil light. It was from this that the icon received its name ‘tsamba’ which in local Rhodes dialect means ‘spark.’
The villagers brought the icon to the village but the icon would leave and go back to the spot it was found. After three repeated attempts it was figured that it was the will of Panagia to have a church built on that spot.
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