Daphne Monastery

Athens, Greece
4.8 / 4
The cloister is 11 km away. from Athens near the Daphne grove. It was founded in the VI century on the site of the destroyed Temple of Apollo and eventually became one of the most revered shrines of Greece. The original appearance of the monastery has practically not been preserved; the construction of a sample of the 11th century, the heyday of the Byzantine Empire, has survived to this day. In the XIII century, for a time, Catholic monks settled in the monastery, but in 1458 the entire complex of buildings was returned to the Orthodox Church.
Daphne Monastery


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