The historical Monastery of Prophet Elias is the starting point of the Greek War of Independence in 1821 for Roumeli (Central Greece). It’s located 7km west of Delphi on the slopes of Mt. Parnassos at an elevation of 400m.
The view from the Monastery towards Amfissa’s olive groves and the gulf of Corinth is wonderful and unique.
During the Greek War of Independence of 1821, the Monastery was used both as headquarters and for shelter by Greek freedom fighters. It was destroyed twice: in 1825 by the Turks and during WWII in 1942 by the Italians.
Today the Monastery is a Convent and one of its main attractions is its wood-carved templon, created by the famous sculptor from Epirus, Anastasios Moschos. The templon depicts scenes from the Old and New Testaments and it is said that it took Moschos twenty years to complete it.
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