Monastery of Kremasti

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It stands majestic and impresses with its volume as if suspended from the rock. From the balcony of the church the visitor can look down across the beauty of the land of Ilia up to the forest of Foloi and the magnificence River of Erymanthos.

According to the legend, one night 800 years ago the residents of the area saw a light through a hole in the rock. They tied a man with a rope and he went in to find the suspended icon of Virgin Mary. The Monastery Church is inside a cave.

The Holy Monastery of Panagia of Kremasti is located 2.5 km from the Municipal district of Lanthio. The visitor can reach the monastery from the village of Lanthi or from Lampeti, which is 8 km away. In both cases the scenery is simply beautiful, with a breathtaking view from where the Monastery stands.

The monastery celebrates on 23 August. Thousands of pilgrims on the eve during Vespers and on the day of the celebration flock to worship the Virgin Mary.

The Monastery also welcomes thousand of visitors throughout the year.

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  • Type: Monastery
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