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Monastery of Agios Andreas

  
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Monastery of Agios Andreas
Location:
On the islet of Agios Andreas at Diaporia, off the NW coast of Zakynthos
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Ionian islands
Zakynthos
Municipality > Town:
City of Zakynthos
• Diaporia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 15 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1595  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Remains of the fortification of the monastery of Agios Andreas on the island of Agios Andreas off the northwestern coast of Zakynthos island. The little island together with another small islet form a small group called “Diaporia”.

The monastery was founded in 1595 by Ioannis Theodosis. It flourished for about 100 years (maybe less) but then it was abandoned due to pirate raids.   It is built with stones from the island and mortar as a binding material.


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The islet is accessible only by boat, but there more difficulties to approach the monastery itself because of the rough terrain


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