The dependency of

Megisti
Lavra

Chania

Megisti Lavra monastery
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The monastery complex, a dependency of the monastery of Megisti Lavra at Athos, has been declared a historical monument. It consists of neoclassical buildings that surround the one-aisledtemple that was reconstructed in the 19th century. The complex consists of cells and rooms for storing crops.

The monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius the Athonite. An inscription states that it was built during the Byzantine Emperorship of Nikiforos Fokas (10th century).

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Additional Info

  • Location: Chania Prefecture
  • Type: Monastery
  • Peak Period: Second Byzantine Era (961 AD - 1204 AD)
  • Accessibility: Paved road

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