Church/Monastery in Fthiotida


The municipality of Dafnousion features an old Byzantine church from the 14th century known as Agii Theodori, which like many others functioned as an undercover school during Ottoman times.
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Around Lamia, the church of Agios Loukas on the hill by the same name lies in the woods. It offers a splendid view of the gulf below. Another important church is Panagia Archntiki (meaning the Noble Madonna) which dates from the 18th century. It boasts frescoes from the Old Testament that are worth gazing at.
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In the village of Papa in Mesohori, the church of Agios Nikolaos is a rectangular structure built with limestone and no dome, making it particularly interesting and architecturally unique. The interior has stunning hagiographies all around. The church was built in 1788 and is one of the most beautiful in the region.
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The little church of Agia Paraskevi in Makrokomi is a quiet place of worship surrounded by greenery and cypress trees.
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In Amfikleia lies yet antoher unique church, that of Agiarsali (short for Saint Jerusalem in Greek), built in the back of a cave.
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In the municipality of Agios Giorgos, you will come across Agios Dimitrios of Mavrilos, an impressive work of Byzantine architecture from the 17th century. The church on the inside contains elements such as wood and ivory.
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The Church of Agios Dimitrios in Elatia is home to a monument from Byzantine times, complete with a relief from the year 1880 showing Agios Dimitrios himself. Elatia also boasts the regionally beloved Church of Agios Athanassios built in 1759, considered a historic monument with frescoes from the 18th century.
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A notable church in Fthiotida is that of Agios Dimitrios in Paleokastro. It is one of the oldest in the area with rare byzantine icons and an outstanding iconostasis.
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The lovely village of Mendenitsa in the municipality of Molos boasts the church of Ai Thanassis and the Monastery of Agios Nikolaos, as well as the Convent of Agia Triada or the Holy Trinity. The nuns at the convent engage themselves in hagiography.
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In the municipality of Pelasgia in Kiparissonas there is a unique Byzantine church made out of boulders.
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In the municipality of Agios Giorgos, the churches of Megali Kapsi, near the wooden forest village at Livadaki, are of particular historical significance. One of these is the Church of Agia Triada or Holy Trinity, which was constructed in 1749 following an uncharacteristic basilican architectural design.
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Off the coast of Opountion, the church of the New Agios Nikolaos sitting on the island was actually built in 1493. There is also the Byzantine church of Agios Nikolaos of Larimna built at Meseos Milos.
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In Malessina visit the church of Agios Konstantinos and Agia Eleni which is considered one of the more notable structures in the region, in addition to the church of Agios Ioannis Grothos and the Convent of Agios Giorgos. The latter has captivating frescoes dating from the 11th century.
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The little town of Stylida is home to important religious points such as the monasteries of Saint Vlassios, Agios Giorgos and archangels.
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In the lush green area of Gorgopotamos and Alepospita there are the Monastery of Metamorfosi and the Monastery of Gorgoipikoou. The municipality of Gorgopotamos has an interesting church of Panagia Proussis in Vardates which is situated in a cliff side.
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In Damasta the Monastery of Damasta lying on the north slopes of Mount Kalidromo is also historically significant, playing an active role in the Greek Revolution of 1821. Also in nearby Moschohori there are several lovely churches such as Profitis Elias, Agios Giorgios and the Monastery of Taxiarches.
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In Ypati or Ipati the Monastery of Panagia Agathonos was established in the 14th century, set in amazing nature on the sides of Mount Iti, at an altitude of some 600 meters. In boasts unique frescoes and relics. There is also an animal farm and a Museum of Natural History.
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In Tithorea, the picturesque village of Agia Marina is home to the Monastery of the Assumption, dating from the 10th century, as well as the church of Agia Marina itself with stunning frescoes.
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In Xiniada there is a monastery dedicated to the Merciful Madonna, or Panagia Eleousa in Greek. Also visit the Church of the Assumption which was established in 1760. In Omvriaki visit the Monastery of Agios Athanassios.
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The little village of Dafni in the municipality of Ypati features a church of Peter and Paul in the main square. The Church of the Transfiguration of Christ, built between the 9th and 11th centuries, is considered a monastery in itself with interesting relics and frescoes. Note the great view of Maliakos and Knimida.
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In Askitario within the municipality of Elatia has the church of Saint Seraphim, a native of the region. There is also the Church of Agios Giorgos (Sfaka) built between 1562 and 1571, with an iconostasis embellished with almost folkloric frescoes.
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There are many notable churches such as Agios Athanassios, Metamorfosi tou Sotira (Transfiguration of Christ), Agios Athanassios, and Zoodochou Pigis (Life-giving Spring), as well as that of Prophet Elias and Agios Georgios.
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