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Proussos Monastery

Proussos, Karpenisi 361 00, Greece
+30 2237 080726
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An amazing place, rich with history.

A monastery that played an integral part in the Greek Independence struggle of 1821. Built on a... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2018
LittleCookingTi... P
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A step closer to sky

A trip to Proussos Monastery is one of the best place to visit at Karpenisi.It is 4 hours from... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Gregoris S
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The Monastery of Proussos was named after the Icon of Panagia Prousiotissa from Prousa in Minor Asia, according to a legend painted by Luke the Evangelist. It is 31 km north of Karpenisi. It was build in the 9th century (some say 12th century). According to a legend the monastery was founded during the period of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilos (829-842) who was an iconoclast ( against the use of icons). To protect the icon it was decided by supporters of the use of icons to move it to a safe place. The two persons responsible to find a place for the icon who came in Proussos decided to stay here and to build a monastery, and they were the first monks who changed their names to Dionysios and Timotheos. According to legends they decided the place due to miracles that happened due to the icon and because they could not move the icon to another place.Part of the monastery was destroyed 1587 by a fire. During the Greek war of independence it was a refuge place of various heroes such as Giorgos Karaiskakis, Markos Botsaris or Lambros Katsonis. A large part of the monastery was destroyed , including many books and documents, by fire set by German troops in the second world war.
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Proussos, Karpenisi 361 00, Greece
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+30 2237 080726
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

A monastery that played an integral part in the Greek Independence struggle of 1821. Built on a cliff, this is a majestic, awe-inspiring place. The road should be paved with asphalt, it's not the best one around, but it is accessible by regular vehicles.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

A trip to Proussos Monastery is one of the best place to visit at Karpenisi.It is 4 hours from Athens.

Thank Gregoris S
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice monastery, it didn't have anything extraordinary. Very nice the church inside. We visited it about 12.30 and we didn't find anyone ... We wanted to see the clothes and belongings of karaiskakis but it was locked.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Proussos Monastery is very historic Greek Orthodox monastery settled in very steep slope of the mountain. Was Built before a thousand of years but has been destroyed many times by intruders lured by the valuable heirlooms or just to destroy the shelter of fugitives as...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

A must visit in the area of Evrytania. Awesome views of the valley. Nevertheless, extreme caution needs to be exercised in driving, as the road leading to it from Karpenissi is under construction 🚧 and as you approach it becomes extremely narrow ! and windy!...More

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Nice spiritual location, fantastic view at the spot, the church is build inside a rock. Also the road to monastery is very beautiful with a lot of breathtaking spots. Be careful when it rains with the road.

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This orthodox monastery is famed for its historical significance that played throughout the Greek revolution, in 1821.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Awesome view, perched on the rocks South of Karpenisi. Well worth the trip through the winding road and the high moutains around

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We are travel from Volos to Prousso monastery with VolosVipTaxi.gr the ride is beautiful crossing the mainland of Central Greece. Traditional village and amazing landscape. We arrive after 2.1/2 hours in the most beautiful and amazing monastery Prousou. The buildings are build on the end...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Very nice but very crowded. The route to get there had many turns. The result however was rewarding you

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