Saint Onoufrios monastery


Saint Onoufrios monastery at Voulismeni
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The church of Saint Onuphrius (Agios Onoufrios) is located on a hill near village Voulismeni and operated as a temple of a monastery in the 13th century and was abandoned in the 20th century (there are no historical references).

The church is single-nave vaulted temple that bears 13th-century frescoes with scenes from the Gospel (Resurrection of Lazarus, Entry into Jerusalem and Washbasin, several Hierarchs and Saints etc) and the rare scenes of Saint Onuphrius (Saint Onuphrius and the Lion).

Around the monastery there are the ruins of the buildings of the monastic complex (monk cells, warehouses, wells, threshing floor, etc) what were ordered in a shape Γ. The walls of the buildings had no external openings, thus apparently served as a defensive wall.

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Additional Info

  • Location: Lassithi Prefecture
  • Type: Church
  • Accessibility: Dirt track

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