Kira Panagia
Native name:
Κυρά Παναγιά
Kira Panagia is located in Greece
Kira Panagia
Kira Panagia
Coordinates39°20′N 24°04′E / 39.33°N 24.07°E / 39.33; 24.07
Total islands2
Highest elevation302 m (991 ft)
Highest pointMt. Panagias
Regional unitSporades
Population2 (2011)
Additional information
Postal code370 05
Area code(s)24240
Vehicle registrationBO

Kyra Panagia (Greek: Κυρά Παναγιά [ci'ra pana'ʝa]) is a Greek island in the Sporades archipelago, in the northern Aegean Sea. It is administratively part of the municipality of Alonnisos in the Sporades regional unit. The island is also known by the name of Pelagos and rarely Pelagonisi. In Antiquity it was known as Ephthyros (Έφθυρος) and Polyaigos (Πολύαιγος)[citation needed]. A bay in the southwest of the island is named Agios Petros. Kyra Panagia has belonged to the Athonite monastery of Megisti Lavra, located on Mount Athos, since it was granted the island by the Byzantine emperor Nikephoros II Phokas in 963. There is a monastery renovated in 2017 after 8 years of work and inhabited by a single monk, on the east coast of the island. As of 2011, the resident population of the island was 2.[1] Kyra Panagia is in Zone B of the Alonnisos Marine Park.

Nearest islands and islets

Its nearest islands and islets are Gioura to the northeast and the main island of Alonnisos to the southwest.


  1. ^ "Detailed census results 2011" (in Greek). National Statistical Service of Greece. Archived from the original (xls 2,7 MB) on 2013-12-25.