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Exohorio, Dytiki Mani, Messenia,Peloponnese

Monastery of Samouil

or Samoilli  
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Monastery of Samouil
Location:
On the mountain road between Exohori and Saidona northeast of Kardamyli in Messinia, Peloponnese
Region > Prefecture:   Greek Map
Peloponnese
Messenia
Municipality > Town:
City of Dytiki Mani
• Exohorio
Altitude:
Elevation ≈ 790 m 
Time of Construction   Origin
1633 or before  
Post-BYZANTINE
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Castle Type   Condition
Castle-Monastery  
Rather Poor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A typical fortified monastery -abandoned today- in Mani, on the west slopes of mount Taygetos.


The Name of the Castle

The monastery is dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary. The name of the complex originated from the monk Samouil who foundd or painted the monastery, according to an inscription dated in 1633


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