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Monastery of the Philosopher (Philosophou), Dimitsana

Monastery of the Philosopher (Philosophou), Dimitsana

Founded in 963 AD by Ioannis Lambardopoulos – philosopher at the court of Emperor Nicephorus Phocas – the monastery was meant to Christianize and Hellenize the Slavic settlers in the region. It moved down from the rocks by the Lousios gorge in the 17th century. Note its church of the Dormition, icons and wall paintings.

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Old Monastery Filosofou Dimitsana 220 07 Greece

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