Monasteries

MEGA SPILEO The monastery of Mega Spileo (Large Cave) is the oldest monastery in Greece. It was founded in 362 and built over a large cave at the base of a huge cliff, hence the name Mega Spileo, at an altitude of 1km. It has been destroyed several times over the years due to war and fire. The last time was 1934, when a gunpowder storage left over from the revolution of independence in 1821  exploded. In 1943, the Nazis pushed 22 monks off a cliff to their deaths.

 MONASTERIES - IMPORTANT CHURCHES IN ACHAIA:
Saint Andrea’s Cathedral, H.Monastery of Gerokomeio. H.Monastery of Profet Ilias, , H.Monastery of Nikolaos Balas, H.Monastery of Oblos, H.Monastery of Panagia Eleousa, Church of Virgin Mary Tripiti, Old H.Monastery of Taxiarxes & Askitirio of Osios Leontias, H.Monastery of Ag. Ioannis Theologos, H.Monastery of Panagia Pepelenitsas, H.Monastery of Ag. Triada, H.Monastery of Ag. Triada & New Monastery of Akratas, H.Monastery of Katathesio or Katafygio Chalkianika, H.Monastery of Apostoloi of Perithorio, H.Monastery of Ag. Triada of Zarouchla, H.Monastery of Megalo Spilaio, H.Monastery of Ag. Lavra, H.Monastery of Taxiarchis Michael of Alepochori, H.Monastery of Agioi Pantes Velimachiou - Selitza, H.Monastery of Panagias Xrysopodaritissas, H.Monastery of Holy Mother Poretsou - Agrabela, H.Monastery of Ag. Triadas - Leivartsi, H.Monastery of Agioi Theodoroi - Aroania, H.Monastery of Savior    Assumption Mintilogli -    Pavlokastro, H.Monastery of Maritsa, H.Monastery of Filokali, H.Monastery of Nikolaos Spata, Agios Georgios’ Cave Skolis - Portes, Panagias’ Cave Skolis Santameri, Panagia Pepelenitsa Aigio, Panagia Makelaria