Profitis Ilias Monastery, Chrisso

Some 7 kilometres northwest of Chrisso lies the Monastery of Profitis Ilias, at an elevation of 400 meters. It boasts a view of the bountiful olive groves of Amfissa, as well as Galaxidi, the Gulf of Corinth and the Peloponnese mountains across the Gulf. After being destroyed by the Ottomans in 1825 and set on fire by the Italians in 1943, it was slowly rebuilt and its more ancient elements restored. It is now a female monastery with a superb woodcut icon screen depicting the old and new testaments. There are also interesting works by a noted artist from Epirus, in addition to a library of valuable manuscripts and letters dating from the Greek revolution.


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