Near Vrontamas is Paleomonastiro, a monastery of the 12th century
built inside the rock. Paleomonastiro is a monument of the Struggle for Independence:
on September 15, 1825 500 men from Vrontamas refused to surrender to the army
of the Egyptian warlord Ibrahim and were burned alive in the monastery. The Municipality
of Skala holds a memorial service on that day.
This text (extract) is cited March 2004 from the Prefecture of Laconia tourist pamphlet.
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