Very close to the village of Apikia, overlooking the valley of Achla and 22 km away from the Mare e Vista Epaminondas hotel, is located the monastery of Agios Nikolaos. The Agios Nikolaos monastery, with its complex architectural structure and wonderful frescoes, was built in the 8th century and restored in 1760. The famous icon of Panagia Blacherne is kept there, an icon also known as Panagia of Andros, which is known to be a miraculous myrrh bearing icon.

The Mare e Vista Epaminondas Andros Hotel can arrange your transport to even the most remote monasteries, and the driver will happily wait and drive you back to the hotel.