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Many consider this monastery miraculous. This holy site used to be a hermitage and cloister for the spiritual work of monks, mainly from Koudoumas Monastery. 

The church was built in a cave and, as indicated by its scantily preserved two-layer murals, the Monastery was probably built in the 14th-15th centuries, when anachoreticism was widely spread in the Asterousia Mountain Range. To the left of the holy bema (sanctuary), a smaller cavern used by deacons, is said to have stalactites that drip holy water. At present, it is administrated by the newly established Arkalohori, Kastelli and Viannos diocese.

The monastery is rife with olives and other fruit-bearing trees, and features a cluster of cells where visitors can spend the night following arrangements with the caretaker, who lives on the premises.

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