Prodromos Monastery

Arcadia, Greece

Above the left bank of the river Lousios, at the base of a tall and wild rock and almost opposite the Philosophos Monastery, dominates the historic monastery of Timios Prodromos. It was built in the 16th century and is today one of the largest and most historic monasteries in the Peloponnese. It is a male monastery and has more monks than the other monasteries of Arcadia. Its tradition dates back to the middle of the 12th century (1167).

The frescoes, despite the damage, are remarkable and, according to Fotis Kontoglou, date back to the 16th century and belong to the Cretan School. In fact, the Cretan and Moscow are considered to belong to Theophanes. The monastery has a remarkable library with important theological and philosophical books. There are old photographs, ecclesiastical faces and letters of Kolokotroni in the Prefecture of Igoumenion and Archontariki.


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Founded: 16th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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