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06/02/2008

Monastery of Kernitsa

University of Peloponnisos

One of the oldest monasteries of Arcadia, the abbey of Kernitsa, dates back to the early11th century. It is located near the village of Nymfasia. In a cave inside the monastery the icon of Virgin Mary was found and it is considered miraculous. Besides the icon the monastery houses relics of Saints and Martyrs. It was destroyed during the 18th century and later during the revolution it was burned twice by Ibrahim (19th century), because of the help it offered to the Greek rebels. It celebrates on the 15 / 8.

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