Toplou Monastery

The time of the monastery foundation is uncertain and those involved in detecting it failed to present convincing evidence for their views. What we know for sure is that the small temple of the monastery that its feast-day is celebrated on the Birth of the Virgin Mary, was the central point of the monastery. The…

Kapsa Monastery

Between Makrigialos and Goudouras, carved on the rocks next to the exit to Pervolakia Gorge, the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Kapsas is gazing out the Libyan Sea and Koufonissi Island since the mid-15th century. Other sources indicate that it may have been established much earlier in the 13th century. The only fact we know for…