It is the most beloved church of the residents of Astypalea.
On February 2 each year, the feast of the Presentation of Christ is the most important festival of the island.
It is a whitewashed church surrounded by additional auxiliary buildings as well.
Tradition says that in a small cave next to the church was once a shepherd of the icon who moved to town and returned the next day saw the cave again.
The story was repeated until it was decided to build the monastery.