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Tsambika Monastery -
There is a legend attached to the Monastery of Tsambika, its unique to Rhodes but very popular if the needs strike. Legend has it that if a women is having problems conceiving a child she must walk barefoot to the monastery and pray to the Virgin Mary for a child.
After she must descend from the monastery and its said that after doing this she will be blessed with a child. If a child is born after this and its a boy he must be called Tsambikos or Tsampika if its a girl.
These names are unique to Rhodes and you wont see them in any name day celebration on any other island but Rhodes The name day or saints day for these 2 names is always the 7th of September.
Going back to walking the hill, if you are unsure of how to get there or how long it takes, you can get guided walks up the hill which usually last about 3 hours. A popular company which offers these walks is WalkingRhodes.com
If you want a look at how the scenery from the hill and monastery looks then take a look at the video to the left of this text.
Video of Tsambika
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