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Petralona, Messini, Messenia,Peloponnese

Andromonastiro

or Monastery of Metamorphosis  
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Andromonastiro
Location:
Near the village Petralona of Messinia, 5 km SW of Ancient Messini.
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Messini
• Petralona
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 335 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
13th century  
BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Average
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A monastic complex with fortifications and one defensive tower. It is abandoned for more than a century.

It was built during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Andronikos II Palaiologos (end of 12th-beginning of 13th century). Since then, the monastery went through six additional construction phases.

Since 2011, restoration works are in progress. Total budget 3 mil euros.


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