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Aretiou Monastery in Moni Aretiou

A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
The monastery can be reached by a dirt track from Kardi or Valtos--about 3km from either village. This fifteenth century monastery was one of the most important in the province during the Turkish occupation. Due to its location in a dry, isolated area it was not bothered by the Turks. There are workshops for producing wine and olive oil as well as the monks cells and the beautiful church. The monastery became the most prosperous one of Mirabelo, managing to buy seven other monasteries. Today it is being extensively restored.

Photos of Aretiou Monastery in Moni Aretiou:


A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
The main church of the 15C Aretiou Monastery
The main church of the 15C Aretiou Monastery
The church of the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
The church of the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
A courtyard in the Aretiou Monastery in Mirabelo
 
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