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Holy Monastery of Panagia Skafidias

The Holy Monastery of Skafidias is located just 10 km from Pyrgos and next to the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea, at the mouth of the river Iardanos. The visitor will be amazed to see the medieval fortress that surrounds it from afar. The monastery of Panagia Skafidiotissa, from which it takes its name, was built in the 10th century AD.

Apart from its remarkable architecture, it has many treasures, such as sacred vessels, vestments, reliquaries, vestments, uniforms, weapons, icons, coins, votive offerings, and the monastery’s banner made of a hand-painted icon dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The tower of the monastery The archive of the monastery and the library with many manuscript books, which refer to liturgical, musical, hagiographic, and other subjects, but also to the history of the monastery and its participation in the Greek Revolution of 1821, are important.