Monastery of the Assumption of Theotokos

10/12/2015

Near the village of Skoulikaria is located  the monastery of the Assumption of Theotokos,  of which,  only the church survives in good condition.According to the Metropolitan Seraphim Byzantium, the founding of the monastery is placed around the 13th century.   The church is a  basilica with a small dome. The monastery has  a historical interest, as the birthplace of one of the greatest heroes of the Revolution of 1821, Georgios Karaiskakis. Today, It survives the ruined cell in which  his was born by the nun Zoi Ntimiski,  before she went in the nearby village Mavromati Karditsa, to escape the wrath of her relatives.  

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