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Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Neapoli

The belfry window in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The belfry window in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
Continue through the village and up the hill past the Milatos turn. After two more bends (about 2km) there is a narrow dirt track to the left by a ruined windmill. This track will circle the valley curving to the right and lead to the abandoned monastery of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis.
The monastery is very picturesquely situated on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. The beautiful monastery church has a double aisle with a narthex. It is kept locked. The priest of Vrahatsi has the key but the unusual curved wooden altar screen can be seen from a window in the bell tower (the best view) or from the window in the back of the church. The priest of Vrahatsi is also able to show the visitors some Byzantine icons. The monastery church also has an unusual large Gothic style bell tower in which there is a relief of Agios Georgios with a dragon and an inscription of 1558.
The monastery was built during the second Byzantine period and most likely destroyed by the Venetians and rebuilt in 1540. Again in 1770 the Turks destroyed the monastery, but it was rebuilt in 1860.
 

Photos of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Neapoli:


The church of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The church of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The church of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The church of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
A crest on the belfry of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
A crest on the belfry of Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The church portal in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The church portal in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The belfry window in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
The belfry window in Agios Georgios Vrahatsiotis Monastery in Latsida
 
Visit the area of the sight: Neapoli