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Monastery of holy mother of Anafonitrias

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Anafonitria
Elatia 29091, Greece
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The monastery of holy mother of Anafonitrias was built within a lush landscape, and it is an interesting stop for all tourists. The monastery was built in the 14th century, and it is
situated at the village of Anafonitria, 25 km away from the town of Zakynthos. Saint Dennis was living there ((patron and protector of the island)), and it is the place that forgave the murderer of his brother. Inside the church they keep a very old image of the holy mother of Anafonitria, where it has come from Istanbul, and dates from the 15th century. Also at the entrance of the Monastery you will find a tall medieval tower of the XV century where the villagers used it to protect themselves from pirates. Access to the monastery is easy for visitors, as there are many points registered around the island.

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