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   Monasteries (17)

Places of worship (17)

 Monasteries

ASTROS (Small town) ARCADIA

Monastery of the Virgin Paleopanagia at Kynouria
Tel: +30 27550 22176
Page of Arcadia website
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/arkadia/monchu/monp... (4 img.) GreekMunicipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (5 img.) Greek

CHANDAKIA (Settlement) ASTROS

Monastery of St. John the Divine

IERA MONI LOUKOUS (Monastery) KYNOURIA

Monastery of Loukou
Tel: +30 27550 41260
  The monument lies to the NW of Astros, in the area of ancient Thyreatis, which is full of antiquities. It was probably built on the site of an Early Christian church of the 5th century AD. The catholicon is a domed church of the composite four columned, cross-in-square type. It is decorated with fine wall paintings and its floor is paved with coloured marble slabs. The wall masonry imitates a careless "cloisonne", and includes ancient architectural parts and brick ornaments. The iconostasis (chancel barrier) is decorated with portable icons dated to the 17th century.
  The first literary reference to the monastery is in the "Geographica" of Meletios, the Metropolitan Bishop of Athens in 1690. The English traveller J. Leake visited the monastery in 1805.

  Regarding the name "Loukou", several theories have appeared:
•the monastery was dedicated to St. Lucia,
•it was due to the ancient cult of Hera (Juno Lucina),
•it was named Lykou after the wolves (lykoi) living in the area,
•the monastery was dedicated to St. Luke,
• it was related to the "Lucus Feroniae"(woods of prey) in which the Villa of Herodes Atticus was located.
  The roof of the catholicon (main church) has been retiled, the two-storeyed tower has been supported and the cells have been restored. In the 1980's the painted decoration of the church was systematically preserved and in 1994-95 the mosaic floor of the catholicon was restored. Today the monument is a convent for nuns.
Page of Arcadia website
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/arkadia/monchu/monl... (9 img.) Greek
Municipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (7 img.) GreekCommercial Site WebPage
http://noesis.tri.forthnet.gr/eos/ark/loukous.htm (8 img.) GreekPrefecture of Arcadia WebPage
http://www.arcadia.gr/greek_ver/c5/sc7/default.htm... (10 img.) English Greek

KASTANITSA (Village) ASTROS

Monastery of Kontolinas at Kastanista
Municipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (9 img.) Greek

MELIGOU (Village) ASTROS

Monastery of the Holy Trinity of Meligou

MONI EORTAKOUSTIS (Monastery) KYNOURIA

Monastery of Panagia Eortakoustis
Tel: +30 27550 31269
Municipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (3 img.) Greek

MONI MALEVIS (Monastery) KYNOURIA

Monastery of the Virgin Malevi
Tel: +30 27920 31243
Municipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (2 img.) GreekArchdiocese of Athens WebPage
http://www.ecclesia.gr/greek/monshrines/malevi.htm... (1 img.) Greek

MONI PRODROMOU (Monastery) KYNOURIA

Monastery of Timios Prodromos at Perdikovrysi
Tel: +30 27920 22290
Commercial Site WebPage
http://noesis.tri.forthnet.gr/eos/ark/prodkyn.htm (1 img.) GreekMunicipality of North Kynouria WebPage
http://arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr/bkynouria/aksiothea... (2 img.) GreekPrefecture of Arcadia WebPage
http://www.arcadia.gr/engsh_ver/c5/sc8/default.htm... (3 img.) English Greek

ORINO KORAKOVOUNI (Settlement) ASTROS

Monastery of St. Demetrius Reontinos
Hidden in the gullies after the nunnery of Our Lady 'Orthokosta' lies the old monastery of Ayios Dhimitrios 'Reontinou'. The church is single naved, of the domed cross-in-square type and is covered with slate. Its wall paintings (1698) and the beautifully carved iconostasis bear witness to its past glory. The monastery flourished during the 18th century and was abandoned in 1834, as is the case with most of the small Cynurian monasteries. The monastery, which is a true hermitage in nature, is presently a dependency of the nunnery of 'Artokosta'.

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