One of the most beautiful and serene places of all we saw was in my opinion the monastry of Käisariani, which was founded in the 11th century.
In 1458 when Sultan Mehmet II conquered Athens, this monastery was exempt from taxation, because the abbot had given the keys of the city to the sultan. This caused a period of great prosperity, which lasted till 1792, when the monastery lost all its privileges and fell into decay. The buildings were restored in 1956.
This was a wonderful place to stay , but we had to go on, for there is so much to see in Greece!
We thank Mrs Denise Nesbith who invented this meme . We arrived at K in the 16th round.
|Restoration on the frescoes can only be done in a short time of the year, due to the short period of dry weather and the right temperature|