Church/Monastery in Evrytania


This church was constructed in 1605 in this historic village and functioned as the Greek Museum School (Hellinomousei Agrafon-Gouvas) as a university in old times, where many notables taught.
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This is one of the most significant post-Byzantine monuments, having made a valuable contribution to the Nation and to Orthodoxy.
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It was built in middle of the 16th century. Today the chancellery is all that remains of the large monastic complex that was in the Sotira area.
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The paleo-Christian church of Agios Leonidis – in the alleged area of ancient Kallion – dates from the 5th century, with its superb mosaic floor that measures 28 x 18 meters.
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Here's a monastery tucked away in the rocks. It was built in 1550, with its main church containing icons from the 16th century.
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One of the few monasteries still standing in Evrytania, the Proussos monastery has frescoes dating back to 1785 as well as some from the 13th century, while the church itself is from the 9th century.
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One of the two monasteries in operation (the other being Proussos), Tatarna has a very tumultuous history. It was originally built in the 11th century, destroyed 3 centuries later, then rebuilt in 1556.
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This is a very special church because it features a very rare relic – a silver case about 700 years old that contains the holy hand of the Evangelist Luke.
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The Byzantine church of Agia Triada was renovated in 1645 by the well-respected teacher Eugenios Giannoulis of Aitolos who taught Byzantine music and then established a school in Karpenissi.
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This church was built in 1772 and contains fine 18th century murals.
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The hill where this church lies was supposedly part of Mount Velouchi, but was separated in prehistoric times. There is a great view of Karpenissi from here.
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Notable relics and heirlooms from the school of the Zoodohou Pigis Monastery can be found at this church. They include four icons and works by Dionysus of Fourna.
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If you go to Miriki, only 7 km from Karpenissi yet lying at an elevation of 1,100 meters, you will find the village among dense woods of fir trees. The church of the village has a very special icon screen carved from walnut wood.
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If you're in in Mikro Horio, check out the retreat or hermitage of Osia Maria the Egyptian. It is a rarer phenomenon in the area and stories surround Osia Maria ('Osia' is a title that's a step lower than a 'Saint' but still very revered).
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Built in 1650, this is another of the monasteries that is not operating as such anymore, yet can still be visited.
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Built around the year 1700 in the post-Byzantine era monastery boasts perfectly preserved murals and Byzantine icons. There are no monks sleeping there, but you can still visit.
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