Kremasta Convent

Apokoronas, Greece

The name of the Kremasta ('Hanging') Convent is connected to its citadel-type architecture and its location, making it seem like its hanging from the hillside.

According to the inscription, it was founded in 1593 by Mitrophanes Agapitos. It was initially a monastery but was converted into a convent in 1993. 

The single-spaced arch-covered catholicon is dedicated to the Taxiarchs and features a gilded wood-carved chancel screen. Also worthy of note is its Altar Stone, dating back to 1622.

Outside the monastery, there is another, more recent church dedicated to the Myrrhbearers. 

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Founded: 1593
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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John Walker (14 months ago)
Incredible building nestled in the Hill side. The nun gave a great insight to its history
George Toutoudakis (2 years ago)
A historic monastery
Krysia Janik (2 years ago)
Beautiful and the Nuns are very nice and positive!
Carol Wilde (2 years ago)
Wonderful 14th century church, very interesting, quaint new and old church.
florafrag (2 years ago)
Θαυμάσιο μοναστήρι , εξαιρετική ς ομορφιάς
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