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EPIDAVROS (Small town) ARGOLIS

  Amidst the green of the Argolic earth and the blue of the Saronic Gulf, well protected on its own smaller gulf of Epidavros, with the scent from the valley’s orange blossoms meeting the sea breeze in its picturesque and friendly port, and with the pines descending its slopes to offer their shade to its beautiful beaches, Ancient Epidavros, traditional yet modern, both tranquil and cosmopolitan, is always ready to welcome travelers no matter the season.
  Midway along the east coast of the Argolid district, easy to reach whether by road via the Corinth Canal or Nafplion or by sea aboard a Flying Dolphin from Piraeus, with its houses spread out amphitheatrically from the sea inland, the little town is built on the site of the ancient city-state of Epidavros, near the Sanctuary of Asklepios and the ancient theatre, which attract thousands of visitors every day.
  Quiet, pleasant people, occupied in fishing, tending the orange groves, and tourism, a mild climate, beautiful surroundings and a sound infrastructure provide the framework for what today’s tourist wants: a pleasant stay, recreation by the sea yet close to greenery, opportunities for all kinds of entertainment and the chance to sightsee the vicinity.
The text is cited March 2004 from the Municipality of Epidavros tourist pamphlet.


Monastery of Agnous

  It is the oldest monastery of Epidavros. It is located at the eastern limits of the municipality of Epidavros, next to the motorway Korinthos-Epidavros. The name of this monastery probably came from the Greek ancient word "agnous" meaning osier, a plant, that is plentiful in the local area and next to the lake. But there is another explanation about the name of the monastery, which takes precedence and a local muse is recorded, speaking about the local monasteries: "at Stiri supported, at Agnada watching, at Fanairomeni revealed and at the Cave hold it"
  According to the prevailing opinion, the temple is a building of the 11th century but the monastery pre-existed, without fail, in the Turkish age.
  The monastery is well guarded and is surrounded by high walls and powerful towers and small turrets. From the saved buildings we have a clear option of the four side-building group which rose up around the restricted internal guard. A double wooden door of 6-7cm thick supported by iron metal plates secures the main entrance. The rhythm of the temple is complicated internally. It is royalty style, with dome and outdoor looks cross-formed. Is a mixture of the royal style with dome and Byzantine architecture.
  The most important factor is that all the icons are in fine condition. It is believed that these icons are from circa 1250 AD. Finally the retable of the temple is 300 years old.


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