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Lygia, Pineios, Elis,West Greece

Tower of Eleousa monastery

  
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Tower of Eleousa monastery
Location:
Inside the monastery of Eleousa, south of the village Lygia in Eleia, in western Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
West Greece
Elis
Municipality > Town:
City of Pineios
• Lygia
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 70 m 
(Relative Height≈0 m)
Time of Construction   Origin
1683  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Good
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The monastery of Panagia Eleousa is south of the village Lygia in western Peloponnese.

The monastery was founded in the 9th century after the discovery of the icon of Virgin Mary in the nearby cave.

The monastery prospered for many centuries but in 1683 it was pillaged by pirates. After that it was rebuilt and its defense was reinforced by a wall and this tower.


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