Chrysopigi Monastery in Ilias, Peloponnese
Over Divri and surrounded by trees the Monastery of Chrysopigi is situated. At approximately 1150m in altitude, the monastery used to be inaccessible and offered shelter to the fighters of the revolution in 1821, today it can be possible by car to reach the monastery. Apart from the heirlooms and the murals from various periods, you will also see the place, where a "Kryfo Scholio" (secret school) was located, an arcuate underground hall with the weathered reading desk and the remains of old books. On the carved chancel screen, you will see the wonderful icon of Panagia Chrysopigi, of Christ and icons of Saints, painted by Michael Damaskinos in 1750.