Saint George Monastery at Feneos

Trip Start May 08, 2010
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Trip End Jan 23, 2011


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Flag of Greece  , Peloponnese,
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Photos from this interesting Monastery of St. George.



Monastery of Saint George (Fonias)

Slaying a monster cannot make Ai Giorgis (St George) a murderer! He simply came from Feneos and his stamp ("Fonias"=murderer) is due to the linguistic corruption of the word “Feneos”, the location of the monastery. Built on a site with breathtaking views, this monastery imposingly commands the lake. It served as the headquarters of “Filiki Eteria” (a secret society formed in 1814 with the aim of working for the Greek Revolution). The members of this society, abbots from different monasteries and Peloponnesian chieftains, headed by Kolokotronis, met at this place to make decisions.
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tony55
tony55 on

I love the author who takes so nice photos

greetings from VOROKLINI
LARNACA CYPRUS
ANTONIS

rossport
rossport on

stunning fresco's an am in awe of the icons

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