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Monastery of Sepetou

Monastery of Sepetou

 55 km from Olympia

Built in the 11th century A.D. on a sharp rock precisely above the river of Tritona, tributary of the Alfios river. Opinions vary concerning the origin of the Monastery’s name, Septo a verbal surname of "I respect", or from the Czech "sopot" which means waterfall.The Monastery’s contribution to the people of religion was great through the difficult years of the Ottoman domination. The Monastery’s contribution during the Greek revolution was big as well. It can be visited either by following the road from Andritsaina, or from Anc.Olympia and Dafnoula the latter being a more difficult road but also more impressive.

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