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Monastery of St Nicholas
Monastery of St Nicholas : Michelin's recommendations
With its rough stone walls, this little monastery tucked away in the woods resembles a sheepfold. It has been tastefully restored, and a display of icons has been arranged in the narthex. The walls of the 14C church are painted with 16C-17C frescoes. The iconostasis (a screen separating the nave from the rest of the sanctuary) is profusely decorated with gold, carving and icons. The conventual buildings contain the monks' cells and the secret school where the children were taught during the Turkish occupation.
Opening hours :
- high season: 8.30am-1pm, 4pm-6pm; rest of year: 3pm-5pm - closed Thu