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MONASTERY AISTRATIGOY OR ASTRATIGOY

Epanosifi Monastery.

The Aistratigoy Monastery is built in a magnificent landscape between the villages of Karkadiotissa and Roukani. The area is overgrown and varied accordingly confirmed-those who claim that the monasteries were built in the most beautiful locations.

Very old oak, Cypress and other trees standar create a gorgeous picture, while in very short space outside of the precinct is the 'Kavousi' (built source) where even nowadays gushes water. This is an important Monastery complex, which saved the Catholic and some buildings around the inner courtyard. The monastery was built probably during the second Byzantine period as testifies and richly decorated with frescoes (15th century) cross-vaulted Church of the Archangel Michael, which is preserved in good condition.

The Aistratigoy functioned as a Monastery and the first years of Turkish occupation. Here's a season display desolation and the dependence of the Epanosifi monastery. With regard to these developments, the historical gap that occurs is great. It is not known today other items. The only tradition wants the General to monastery is a dependency of a Turkish Agha who gave in the Epanosifi monastery.

Aistratigos Oak

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RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Of GREECE 2007-2013
«ALEXANDER BALTATZIS»

HELLENIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF RURAL
DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD






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