Fotodotis Monastery

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This Autumn I was determined to take the family out on walks. This was the first! To the monastery Fotodotis Danakos, Naxos.

History:

The Monastery of Fotodoti Christ is the oldest monastery of Naxos.

There are several theories about the date that was built. Others consider it was built in 1182 AD. and others in 1497 AD, on the debris of an ancient castle.

The years of Frankish rule are the peak of the monastery. Several years later he was recognized as a patron of the Monastery of Agios Ioannis the Theologian of Patmos. The hagiographies and inscriptions of the temple date from the Byzantine era.

The Tower and Monastery of Fotodotis Christ