Not far from Pyrgos in the Peloponnese lies the Fragopidima Monastery. Fragopidima means Frankish Leap, and the Monastery is allied to Saint Nicholas (Agios Nikolaos) who protected the Frank. That happened when a Frenchman jumped with his horse some 280 meters above sea level in trying to escape from the Ottomans and survived, this was a divine sign to build the Monastery.