Church/Monastery in Lakonia


Mystras reveals the full legacy of the Christian Byzantine empire. The whole town is a Byzantine museum in itself with remains of churches and monasteries that are hundreds of years old...
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In the municipality of Skala, there are two Byzantine churches of Saint George and of the Transfiguration.
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If you're near Agoriani, you might want to visit the church of Saint Nicholas, dating to around 1300 AD. The old church has many murals surrounding the saint such as the hospitality of Abraham, Birth of Christ, Resurrection, Palm Sunday, Saints of the Military, Lazarus, etc.
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In Apidia, a town that's reputed to be 6000 years old, the church of the Assumption of the Virgin has very interesting architecture, as well as a marble icon screen that is noteworthy with rich decoration.
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In the municipality of Vion, several monks built small monasteries on Maleas, now dubbed the "Small Agion Oros" in reference to and comparison with the monasteries on Mount Athos.
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Built in 1620, this is one of the prime monasteries in Laconia. It also has the church of Zoodochos Pigi (Holy Virgin of the Source of Life). It is currently a convent for monks. The monastery's frescoes were accomplished by noted painter by Giorgos Moschos.
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A visit to Pellana will reveal a unique woodcut icon screen in the church of Our Lady at Kastori, carved by an unknown folk artisan. The screen is made of three independent parts corresponding to different parts of the church.
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From Parori head to Panagia Langadiotissa, a marvellous church built inside a cave, and to the Monastery of Faneromeni in Anavryti.
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