Pantanassa Monastery

Mystras, Greece

The Pantanassa Monastery is a monastery in Mystras. It was founded by a chief minister of the late Byzantine Despotate of the Morea, John Frankopoulos, and was dedicated in September 1428. It is the only monastery on the site still permanently inhabited. Today it is inhabited by nuns providing hospitality. Its beautifully ornate stone-carved façade is of architectural note.

Pantanassa Monastery is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mystras.



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Founded: 1428
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Russell (14 months ago)
Great place to see some 13th-century churches all in one place
loso bb (2 years ago)
Amazing place with a lot of history ?? We loved it. The tickets are cheap, the women Infront helped us a lot. This place has something magic ✨
Ray Breen (2 years ago)
Stunning views and the nuns were quite lovely. The church is beautiful and lots of cats!
Milou Bidibadou (2 years ago)
The whole visit of the archeological site and the monastery is very impressive. The nuns are caring for lots of cats in the monastery, so bring some cat food if you can. They will be very happy :)
Anastasiia Moskalenko (3 years ago)
I totally recommend this place. The view is good wonderful, the garden is splendid, the monastery is worth seeing it, the way is hard but it surely pays off. The thing is more than five centuries old. There are nicely preserved paintings on the walls inside.
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