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Church of Saint Nicolas

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Saint Nicholas  (15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and 

Monastery of Kremasti

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Literally hovering near, on l arge rocks, between villages Lanthi, Arvaniti and at a distance of 15 km from the Tower lies the monastery of the Panagia, with views to the mountain Erymanthos and Foloi. The roof and walls of the temple are the great rock with pit, only the north side is open. It wa built in the year of1601. In the era of the Ottoman Empire was a safe haven for many thieves and rebels, while the secret school of the monastery brought together the Greek children of the region.

Monastery of Skafidias

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The Monastery Skafidias is located just 10 miles from Pyrgos and beside the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea, at the mouth of the river Iardanos. The visitor will stay away from eyeing the medieval fortress that surrounds it. The monastery of Panagia Skafidiotissas, from which it takes its name, was built in 10th century AD.

Panagia Cathedral Church

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The Byzantine Church of Panagia Katholiki at Gastouni is a two-columned inscribed cruciform church dating from the 12th century. It has a semi-hexagonal apse, dome with eight-sided drum and a narthex at the west side. The walls, with panels of reticulate tiling and double layers of tiles at the joins, are embellished with a plain ceramic decoration, especially dentil courses, and with embedded glazed bowls. The unique Frankish influence of the 14th century is seen in the pointed arch of the north doorway, now blocked.

Monastery Panagia Vlaxerna

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In the western part of the prefecture of Ilia , 47 km northwest of the city of Pyrgos , near the village of Kato Panagia, 6 km from the castle Chlemoutsi is the Monastery of Vlaherna  . The time of founding is unknown , however, concluded that it is not earlier than the ninth century . As seen from the positions of the Frankish elements , the church began to build the Byzantines in the late 12th century and apoteleiosan Franks , who gave a Catholic monastic order of Glarentzas .

Byzantine Monastery Fragkavillas

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Dedicated in the name of Our Lady is one of the most famous monuments of Christian architecture in Ilia.

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