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Byzantine Monuments
TEMPLE OF SAINT APOSTLES OF KALAMATA

In the centre of the Messenian capital, at 23rd of March Square, the Temple of Saint Apostles is of great historical importance. Built during the Byzantine period, the temple has found a place in history, since it was there on the 23rd of March 1821 where the doxology for the liberation of Kalamata took place. At this first doxology, in a free territory, Th. Kolokotronis, P. Mavromichalis, Papaflessas, Nikitaras and other warriors of the Greek Revolution were present.The church was built in.....

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MONASTERY OF VOULKHANO

In the area of Ithomi, at a very short distance from Ancient Messene, there is the Monastery of Voulkhano, named after neighboring Mountain Voulkhano. Very close to the Monastery, there are the ruins of the Sanctuary of Zeus Ithomatas. The Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin Mary was built in the Byzantine period and it was abandoned by its monks in the 16th century. Later on, the new Monastery was built at a really close distance.The Monastery was declared as a preservable monument and i.....

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THE MONASTERIES OF ALAGONIA

In the area of Alagonia, almost 30 kilometers away from the Messenian capital, the presence of byzantine monuments, especially Monasteries, is very remarkable.MONASTERY OF THE ASSUMPTION OF VIRGIN MARY- MADRATSIThe Monastery of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, Madratsi or Madraki, was built in 1504, in the area of Nedousa. During the Ottoman rule it was used as a refuge and as a base of operations of the fighters of the Revolution. As legend has it, the Monastery was never invaded by Ottomans.....

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