Places of worship VYRONAS (Suburb of Athens) ATTIKI - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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Monastery of St. George Koutala

Tel: +30 210 7664255
The monastery of St. Georgios (near the municipal cemetery of Vironas) is said to be a glebe of the monastery of Kessariani and was obviously founded later than that. According to mythology, its name derives from Hercules' deeds. In particular, one of the deeds was also the killing of the lion that lived on the peaks of mount Kitheronas. According to the myth, Hercules killed the lion with a huge club made of strong wood, called "koutali", which he brought to the area that was named Koutala. The historian K. Orlandos notes that the original name is Koutalas and derives from the famous family of the Koutalas'. Despite the fact that information on this monastery is very little, it seems though, it was a sacred place of worship from ancient times.

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