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Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

Last Update: Jan 2004
Monastery, Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Monuments ZOODOCHOS PIGI , ALKYONIDES , GREECE

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Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi - Overview

  On Zoodochos Piyi, there are many more remnants of ancient buildings, and there is also a monastery of Our Lady, which was founded in the twelfth century and is still occupied.
  According to the tradition, the catholicon of the monastery was built on the foundations of an ancient temple to Castor and Ροlluχ. The church is dedicated to the Dormition of Our Lady and is of the cruciform domed architectural type. In its interior are notable ecclesiastical vessels and icons. A famous triptych icon called “Our Lady of Kalanisa”, depicting the Virgin and Child is kept now in the church of the Great Archangels in Perachora.

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