Evrytania, Proussos monastery

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The Monastery of Proussos, is the monastery of the prefecture of Evrytania. Located 31 km south of Karpenissi and 53 northwest of Agrinio, 2 km from the village, and is a spiritual and pilgrimage center of the whole region. It is built on a majestic landscape, a steep, rocky area between the mountains Chelidona, Kaliakouda and Timfristos, which is overgrown by trees.

The Monastery of Proussos is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and celebrates on August 23.

The name of the monastery due to the miraculous image of the "Lady Prousiotissa." This image comes from Bursa, Asia Minor. Believed to be the work of St. Luke.

According to the tradition, the monastery founded in the ninth century (according to others in the 12th century, with the dating of the oldest church frescoes). At that time, Emperor of Byzantium was Theophilus (829-842), who were iconoclast. The image of the Virgin was at a temple of Bursa, but in fear of being destroyed by decree of the Emperor, fled to Central Greece. Tradition connects the shelter of the image, the current location of the monastery, with miracles that occurred during the transfer of the image there. According to tradition, the young man took her, along with a servant, decided to establish a monastery here, and found that it was impossible to move the image from there. The same became the first monks, with the names Dennis and Timothy.

(from Wikipedia)

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Ana María Ossorio Ló… on March 7, 2012

Extraordinario lugar en donde se encuentra este monasterio, Muy buena tomo. La explicacioón excelente--me gusta--AnaM

MF(Meditation Falcon… on March 7, 2012

Beautiful landscape & shot, Like! Thanks for visiting my gallery and kind comemnts, Best regards from Taiwan.

Christos Theodorou on March 7, 2012


MF(Meditation Falcon…

Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Eri Martins on March 7, 2012

Wonderful photo,beautiful place!

Like 3

Grateful for you visit

Greetings from Brasil


asanloj on March 7, 2012

A wonderful scenary. LIKE. Regards

Jarda cz on March 7, 2012

Πολύ ωραία θέα από το μοναστήρι LIKE - ευχαριστίες για την επίσκεψη - χαιρετισμούς από τη Δημοκρατία της Τσεχίας - Jaroslav

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on March 7, 2012

Εκπληκτική θέα, πολύ όμορφη εικόνα.

Αρέσει 6

Χαιρετισμούς, Δημήτρης

Ocminter octavio on March 7, 2012

Impresionante paisaje, un lugar donde la paz y la calma seguro lo domina todo


Un gran saludo, Octavio

ramtto on March 7, 2012

* Christos Theodorou, gran foto, like! un abrazo ram*

Leyterhs Papapetros on March 7, 2012


Javier García Canals… on March 7, 2012

Precioso monasterio y foto.

Marco Balsinha on March 7, 2012

Bonito mosteiro, gostei, cumprimentos de Portugal

Sergio Bagna on March 7, 2012

Interesting and very nice place! Like! Greetings from Italy, Sergio

Richard Ryer on March 8, 2012

What a beautiful place. Cheers, Rich

Christos Theodorou on March 8, 2012

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Best regards from Athens - Christos / Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. / Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

REmiasz on March 8, 2012

Very nice scenery Like Greetings Remek.

Christos Theodorou on March 8, 2012

REmiasz - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Kind regards from Athens

Günter Wingen on March 8, 2012

A wonderful view! L Greetings günter.

Salinos on March 8, 2012

A beautiful composition of a fabulous place.


Best wishes from Bremen,


Tomros on March 8, 2012

Hello Christos! most interesting place! Wonderful view and image.

Like 18.

Greetings, Tomas

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