The Monastery of Panagia Makelarias is located close to the village of Lapanagi, approximately 30 km from Kalavryta Town. The Monastery is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is believed the monastery was built in 532 AD by Emperor Justinian. Panagia Makelarias has a small Byzantine church in its centre, with a beautiful wooden-carved screen, on which the icon of the Virgin is placed. This is an authentic Byzantine art piece, with a distinctive feature: wherever you stand, the Virgin's eyes give you the impression that they follow you. The holy icon of the Virgin, along with a pot full of olive oil, was found in the 15th century in an area close to the Monastery.