The Mount Filerimos is a 267 meter tall mountain with sweeping views of the Aegean Sea, the bay of Ixia, and the town of Trianda. Situated at the top of the hill are the Monastery of Panagia
Filerimos and ruins from the temple of Athena Polias, both of which provide a glimpse into the island’s past. The Filerimos Monastery was built in a Gothic style and is dedicated to the Virgin
Mary, while the temple ruins reveal pieces of the ancient city of Ialyssos which once stood here. Many people come to visit the monastery, which was rebuilt by the Italians after being destroyed in
the time period of the Turkish occupation. Among the ruins, a pathway called the Way of the Cross, or Via Dolorosa, leads to a large concrete cross which stands 16 meters tall on the west end of the hill. Inside of the cross, a narrow spiral staircase weaves up into the arms of the concrete structure, allowing visitors to admire the views from a slightly higher vantage point. Given the history that still stands on this mountain top today, Filerimos has became an important archaeological site and interestingly enough, a very popular destination for marriages.