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Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in Boeotia, Greece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art, and has been listed on UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, along with the monasteries of Nea Moni and Daphnion.HistoryThe monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It was founded in the early 10th century AD by the hermit, Venerable (Greek: Hosios) St. Luke (Greek: Lukas), whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. The hermit (not the Evangelist of the Gospel of Saint Luke, but a hermit who died on 7 February 953) was famous for having predicted the conquest of Crete by Emperor Romanos. It was unclear if he was referring to Romanos I, the emperor at the time. However the island was actually reconquered by Nicephorus Phocas under Romanos II. It is believed that it was during the latter's reign (959-963) that the monastery's Church of the Theotokos was constructed.Make Hosios Loukas Monastery a part of your Distomo vacation plans using our Distomo vacation trip planner.
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Δεν γίνεται να μην το επισκεφτείς έστω μια φορά στην ζωή σου.Φαναστική αρχιτεκτονική,μεγάλου θρησκευτικού ενδιαφέροντος σε καθηλώνει με την πρώτη ματιά.Πολύ κοντά στο μαρτυρικό Δίστομο,οπού μπορείτε ν... more »Not done not to visit at least once in your life. Fanastiki architecture, great religious interest in captivates at first glance very near the martyred Distomo, where you can visit the mausoleum and the monument for the slain, but not far from the beautiful Livadeia and Cold sources nor from Arahova and Delphi. Even for one day from Athens you highly recommend it.View original
Όσα λόγια και να γράψει κανείς για τον ¨Όσιο Λουκά, σίγουρα είναι λίγα! Χτισμένος στον ρυθμό της Αγιά Σοφιάς, καθηλώνει με την πρώτη ματιά τον επισκέπτη, είτε πρόκειται για θρησκευτικό περιηγητή ή αν ... more »What words and to write for the "Saint Luke, definitely is! Built in pace of Agia Sofia captivates at first sight the visitor, whether for religious or browser if visiting the monastery for any other reason. The devout atmosphere and breathtaking views are just two of the items worth the visit!!View original
Όχι τυχαία μνημείο παγκόσμιας κληρονομιάς από την UNESCO. Επίτευγμα μεσαιωνικής μηχανικής. Αξίζει την επίσκεψη όλων. more »Not random world heritage monument by UNESCO. Achievement of medieval engineering. Worth visiting all.View original
Carlos Pueyo Recio-Mensaque
Lovely place and beautiful views.
Γιάννης ΑγιάννηςSt. Luke stands imposing and majestic. In general there are many things to look at there always in combination with the natural environment. There is a great story for those interested.View original
Jacob StrobelAbsolutely remarkable Byzantine Monastic architecture. Sometimes more than a thousand years old. Admission: 4 euros.View original
Alejandro Romero AntonaBeautiful Byzantine Monastery. Very carefully throughout the environment and a spectacular paisajaView original
Lazaros TPerfect point, Fine Church. Panaxia integrated in world heritage sites of UNESCOView original
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