Our Lady of Hrisafittisa

Our Lady of Hrisafittisa, Monemvasia

Our Lady of Hrisafittisa
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gentbrugg
Moscow2,304 contributions
May 2019
As can be seen from the description on the board near this white church with red-tiled domes, it was built in the XV century on the site of an ancient temple. In the temple there is an icon of the virgin Chrysafitissa, which gave it its name.
During the Turkish possession the temple was plundered and turned into a warehouse for wheat. On the site of one of the buildings was built the hamam bath.
Under the temple is the only miraculous spring in the town, the water of which, according to legend, contributes to the conception of children. Next to the temple is a chapel or auxiliary structure.
I found the window bars, covered with glass, interesting.
Written October 1, 2019
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
May 2016 • Family
A realy nice region, a village medieval and his architecture dantan, and fantastic sea views, beautiful and memorable; here is the nature, the light, this is what draws me here;
no doubt, here is the past master of his art. -
Written December 10, 2016
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434kate
Guildford, UK6 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
We went to a friends wedding! I wish I could have had my wedding there! Too late now. Loved it. Must visit the whole area.
Written November 10, 2015
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Dimitri F
13 contributions
Oct 2015 • Solo
The first time I ever visited the church was on a tour with the high school in 1953, accompanied with our teacher of history.
According to the tale, the icon of our lady was found at the location where the church was later built. There was a light indicating the location of the icon. The local people kept the icon (I do not remember if they built a church at the time).
Later, people from the village of Chrysafia, a village near Sparta, successfully claimed the icon as belonging to them and were granted it back.
The following evening the icon was back at the same place, where a light was indicating it's presence. The locals took it as an indication that it was meant the icon to be there and build the church.
Note: Inside the castle, vehicles are not allowed. When restoration is done inside, the materials are transported on horses.
Outside the gate one may park, but in a busy season is difficult to find parking.
There is public transportation leaving regularly from near the bridge (gefyra) which is recommended.
Written October 25, 2015
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SophiaSeriouslyNow
Athens, Greece142 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This byzantine church is very interesting and worth visiting whether you are religious or not. Interesting history
Written September 28, 2015
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BranislavBGD
Belgrade, Serbia21 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
This is one of the most beautiful places in Greece. Much people said that they would like to live in this old town.
There are not much of words that can explain this place. You should come here and spend at least one day walking and taking great pictures. Place is unbelievable peaceful and quiet, excellent for nice rest.
Written November 6, 2013
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Ge0rgeMac
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Is the name day celebrations, where a large number of pilgrims, join in the service attend by the Bishop, and a large number of priests...The atmosphere is very festive with celebrations continuing right through the following day....highly recommended if you are near the area at that time of the year
Written May 14, 2013
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