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Kardiotissa Monastery in Moni Kardiotissas

A fresco in the Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
A fresco in the Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The monastery of Kera Kardiotissa is located in a pleasant setting, high in the mountains of Dikte, with a view of the Pediada Valley and the sea. The monastery celebrates on 8 September -- the birth of the Virgin Mary. It is a very old monastery which was in existence during the second Byzantine period (961-1204). It is a two-aisled church with beautifully decorated windows, and on the sides of the church are large, blind arches decorated with bricks. Inside the church are fourteenth century frescoes and old icons. The wooden altar screen of the church is very attractive. The icon of the church was reputed to have been stolen in the fifteenth century and is now in the church of Saint Alfonso on Esquiline Hill in Rome and is named the Virgin of Perpetual Succour.

Photos of Kardiotissa Monastery in Moni Kardiotissas:


Hersonisos - viewed from Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
Hersonisos - viewed from Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The interior of Moni Kera church
The interior of Moni Kera church
The Panagia Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The Panagia Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The Panagia Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The Panagia Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
The beautiful church of the Kardiotissa Monastery
The beautiful church of the Kardiotissa Monastery
The wooden altar screen in the monastery church, Moni Kardiotissa
The wooden altar screen in the monastery church, Moni Kardiotissa
A fresco in the Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
A fresco in the Kardiotissa Monastery, Kera
 
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