The Omplo Monastery is located near Patra and is built on the mountain now called Omplos. It is one of the most historic Monasteries of modern Greece, which appears to have been involved in every significant historical moment. The monastery during the Ottoman domination was a major attraction for many monks in the region, actively participated and destroyed for its participation during the liberation struggles.
The OmplobMonastery was built in 1189 and took its name from the chapel that existed on the site before it was built.