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The Metochi of Taxiarchis Klopedi

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Founded by St. Ignatius Galliano in the 16th century, this monastery remains the Metochi (monastery dependency) of the Leimonos Monastery.

It is situated four kilometers northwest of Agia Paraskevi, near the archeological site of the sanctuary of Klopedi. Its cathedral is dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel and its feast day is on 6 September.

Noteworthy is the double-spouted fountain at the monastery’s entrance with its marble inscription of 1776. It has a resident priest and may be visited daily from sunrise to sunset throughout the year. It also offers free lodging.

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