Church/Monastery in Viotia


Mystery shrouds the origins of the Monastery of Lykouresi, with some saying it dates back to the 17th century and others saying as far back as the 15th century. There is a library, congress and an eco-farm connected to the monastery.
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The historic venerable monastery of Osios Loukas (Hosios Lukas) at the slopes of mount Elikonas was founded in the early 10th century by the hermit Saint Loukas, whose relics are preserved in the monastery until today. Saint Loukas was actually a military saint who prophesized the re-conquest of Crete.
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The church of Aghios Georgios Lakas in Kyriaki, built in the 12th century over another more ancient temple destroyed by an earthquake, is now represented with a more recent structure after the Ottomans destroyed it a couple of centuries back.
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In the upper central square of Distomo, the temple of Agios Nikolaos took almost 30 years to be completed (1880 to 1908). It is said that Queen Olga donated the bell of the church's belfry. Note the sculptured icon screen which is a masterpiece in itself.
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There is a castle in Davlia with remains of a Byzantine church in the form of some columns. The church was apparently built on the foundations of another ancient temple dedicated to Polias Athena.
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The Byzantine church of Agios Giorgios built with ancient materials offers great views. The church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary with its clock sits high on a large rock. The old temple was built in 1676 while the modern church was built in 1821, containing the relics of Agios Charalambos.
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The Monastery of Agion Theodoron – today with a library and two temples of Osios David and Osios Ieronimos – was built on a rock with a superb view of the Gulf of Corinth. Evidence shows that it this particular locale was inhabited as far back as the 7th century BC.
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Some 12 kilometres away from Aliartos lies the monastery of Evaggelistria dating from the 12th or 13th century in a natural haven. The chapel of Agios Giorgios built in 1880 lies in the centre of what is now a women's monastery, complete with a textile workshop and a congress hall.
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This historical monastery was founded in 1088 AC and may have existed before that. Two more recent temples were built on the site after fires and earthquake of 1870 destroyed the original. The Klephts (rebels) fought the Ottomans from this monastery, who eventually destroyed it in return as well.
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The Church of Panagia Kalamiotissa near a little port on the Gulf of Corinth was home to Osios Loukas for many years. The little church of Osios Nikitas on the south side of Mount Elikonas, dates back to the 12 century, housing the saint himself who lived and prayed all his life in the church.
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If you're in Thiva visit the catacombs of the early Christian churches of Saint Catherine and Saint Luke the Evangelist. The latter lies in the town's first cemetery where you also find a sarcophagus which is supposed to hold the saint's body, dating from the 13th century.
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Near Askri in the village of Panagia with is vineyards the church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour (Metamorphosis tou Sotiros in Greek) may date back to tend of the 9th century. The church was constructed using materials from more ancient structures in the area.
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