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Kremasta Monastery near Neapolis

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The Kremasti or Kremasta Monastery can be found south of Neapolis town, along the road that connects the town to Vrisses village, offering a stunning view of Neapolis. Its forting architecture is constructed on the steep, wooded slopes of Mount Kavalaras, giving the impression that it’s suspended in mid-air – a feature to which the monastery owes its name (Kremasti means hanging).

Officially called the Monastery of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Kremasti, it is dedicated to these saints. It is believed to have been built in 1593 and played a crucial role in educating locals during the Turkish Era. The main building is situated on the northern edge of the monastery. A newer church, dedicated to Myrrhbearers, was constructed outside the fortress complex. Additionally, a Laboratory for Religious Painting is operated by nuns from Romania.

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