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The Green Monastery of Agathonos

 

The Green Monastery of Agathonos

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The Green Monastery of Agathonos

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The Green Monastery of Agathonos is the major point of interest for the region of villadge Ypati-Lamia,at Thessalia perfecture, central Greece.   The Monastery of Agathon, is the “eco-monastery” as they say. It is built close to the Ypati villadge at altitude 553 m, the slope of the mountain Iti, Central Greece, in a magnificent natural landscape.

Oral tradition claims that the old monastery which the saint Askitefe Agathon, suffered subsidence and the icon disappeared, to be found later on a foul of light  cave and there, near the present location, built by the saint to the monastery in 14th-15th century.
The monastery after the death of Blessed Askitiefe Agathon, named by monks the monastery, Monastery of  Agathon. First historical researcher of the Monastery of Agathon was Lampakis G., who places the Catholic or the 15th 16 century. . Today very few  wall paintings of Saints surviving, because of years of wear and destructive fury that burned by Turkish Dramali  the Catholic of Monastery at (1822).  A number of precious heirlooms and relics survived.

In the wider area of the monastery, the National Forest Service operates the Lamia Museum of Natural History of the mountain Iti ,  which displayed the characteristics of the National Park and a major report on ornithomorfa birds and wildlife in general of Iti mountain. The interest of the visitor pulls arguably the breeding game birds and the unique garden with peacocks, pheasants, partridges, ducks and various kinds of bird species. But every mageftai literally in sight of a deer after the enclosure of the monastery area 1200 square meters, live in “day release” a substantial number of living deer.
The Green Monastery of Agathonos is the major point of interest for the region and visitiors will have the opportunity to admire both the monastery as well as the flora and founa of it’s premises.

source: http://www.kpeypatis.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=41&Itemid=75

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