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Epanomi, Thermaikos, Thessaloniki,Central Macedonia

Metochi of Agia Anastasia

or Metochi of Kritziana  
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Metochi of Agia Anastasia
Location:
South of Epanomi, in Thessaloniki area, in the middle of the distance to the village Mesimeri.
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Central Macedonia
Thessaloniki
Municipality > Town:
City of Thermaikos
• Epanomi
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 25 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1530  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Not Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It is the oldest and better preserved fortified monastery dependency of Northern Greece and the last remaining part of the medieval town of Kritziana.


History

The complex was founded in 1530. The abbot at that time was Theonas, later bishop of Thessaloniki.


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Access
Approach to the monument:
On the NR Thessaloniki-Chalkidiki, take the exit to Mesimeri. Follow the signs to Epanomi. It is located in the middle of the distance Mesimeri-Epanomi a little after the junction to Heracleia.
Entrance:
The monument is not guarded and it is easy to enter despite the fence which does not prevent access.


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