Preveli Monastery

There are two monasteries here, but the lower (Kato) one lies in ruins, and may not be accessible at all. The “back” (Piso) – quite often known as the upper monastery – is a beautiful building within a stunning setting. It stands next to a bridge, and by the river Kourtaliotis. Admiral Spratt, in the mid 19th century, remarked on how beautiful and peaceful a “paradise” it was here, and still to this day it retains those qualities. There’s some wonderful iconography here and it’s a must visit place if you find yourself on the south coast. A small museum can also be found here.

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