Avgo Monastery in Argolida, Peloponnese
Deep in the unwelcoming cliffs of Pelei, in the mountain range of Didimoi in Argolida, stands the Byzantine monastery of Avgo. Various legends exist around its name. The monastery was formed by the monks’ hermitages in the 11th century and it is a characteristic example of Moni ton Vrachon (monastery built on a rock). In its main church, dedicated to the honor of two saints, one can see hagiographies of the 17th century while icons of the 11th century are saved at the top part of the building, in the Transfiguration cave. Today no monks live in the monastery.