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PINIOS LAKE ANCIENT OLYMPIA PIRGOS ANCIENT OLYMPIA DAM OF ALFIOS ANDRITSENA NEDA RIVER KATAKOLO FOLOI FOREST BEACH OF AG. ANDREAS KAIAFAS TEMPLE OF EPIKOURIOS APOLLON ANCIENT ILIS - THEATER ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF ANCIENT OLYMPIA ANCIENT OLYMPIA PORT OF KATAKOLO KAIAFAS CHLEMOUTSI CASTLE ZACHARO BEACH KOUROUTA PANAGIA KATHOLIKI ARKOUDI KOTICHI - STROFILIA (Source: Christos Panagiotou)
Holy Monastery of Askitis in Goumero
 

Holy Monastery of Askitis in Goumero


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It is located close to Goumero. It is an abandoned monastery, probably of byzantine times, dedicated to Virgin Mary. According to a local myth, there lived an ascetic who was chased by the local people, because they thought he was a boar. Τhe chase led them to the place where later the monastery were to built. There they found an illustration of Virgin Mary holding an infant. In that place, where two mountains are joined forming a canyon, the monastery was built. It is abandoned for nearly 50 years.

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