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Monasteries - Prefecture of Rodopi

The Cathedral of Koimisi tis Theotokou, a typical sample of late 19th century church architecture as well as the Ecclesiastical Museum of Komotini (tel. 25310 34177) housed in an imposing building which used to be the Poorhouse (Imaret) during the Turkish occupation, are worth a visit.
Moreover, one of the biggest fairs of Northern Greece is organized at the Panaghia Faneromeni/Vathiriaka Monastery, where the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary is kept. On the slopes of mount Papikio you can see the remains of colorful floors, mural paintings, the church of the monastery and other buildings, which provide evidence of great monastic luxury (11th-14th centuries), at the centers of which many historic figures led a monastic life. It is essential to visit the recently constructed monastery north of Sostis and dedicated to Holy Maximus Kafsokalyvitis,as well as the town of Maroneia, the churches of Aghios Ioannis Prodromos (St. John the Baptist), Koimisi tis Theotokou and the basilica dedicated to Aghios Charalambos. At “Synaxi” ruins of a monastery dating back to the 9th -12th centuries A.D. have been found. The monastery had been established in the place of a three-aisled basilica dating back to the reign of emperor Justinian.

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