Photographer's Note

Monastery of Panagia tis Spilias (Virgin Mary of The Cave) is located at Ano Argithea (Agrafa mountains) in Karditsa perfecture, near Koympoyriana village.

The monastery was build at 880 meters high at the edge of a high rock. There are two churches into the Monastery. The first built at 1604 from Parthenios and Athanasios brothers from the village of Stefaniada. They built the first church after the miracle found of Panagia Odigitria holly icon.

This monastery was a very important place during the Indepedence War of Greeks againt Ottoman Empire and the famous Greek warrior Georgios Karaiskakis used this place for war meetings between the local captains.

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