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History of the Holy Monastery

History

The Monastery was established in the 4th century by two monks. It takes its name from the rocky complex of Mount Chelmos where it is built. It suffered many disasters throughout the history.

Today, the renovated building of the Monastery, stick to the rock, take a breath even the most nonchalant visitor.

The main building of the Monastery is decorated with frescoes from 17th century, marble floor decorations, a wooden iconostasis and famous wine cellars. Visitors of the Monastery can feel the inconsequentiality of everyday life, overwhelmed by the majestic atmosphere of the rocky cave.

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Location

Today, access to the Monastery is easy. On the Athens-Patras National Road, turn at the Pounta interchange drive towards Kalavryta. Alternatively, for an unforgettable trip, take the rack railway from Diakofto to Kalavryta through the beautiful canyon, and then a car from Kalavryta to reach the Monastery in 15 minutes.

Alternatively, for an unforgettable trip, take the rack railway from Diakofto to Kalavryta through the beautiful canyon, and then a car from Kalavryta to reach the Monastery in 15 minutes.