Prodromos Monastery of Arcadia


The Prodromos monastery (Timiou Prodromou) is built on a huge vertical rock inside Lousios river gorge and offers a thrilling enthusiasm to the visitors of historical Greek region. In addition to its architectural specificity, this monastery has played a very important role during the Greek revolution against the Turkish occupation in the 18th and 19th century, as it served as a medical station for the injured Greek fighters and as a supply station for the Greek soldiers. Bullets from the Turkish guns on the main entrance door are indicative of the fights that took place a few centuries ago!


Timiou Prodromou monastery was built in the 16th century and is located on the picturesque and full of trees canyon of the river Lousios in Arcadia prefecture, Peloponnese. Stemnista is the closest to the monastery village, from which you can take your car in order to reach the parking areas from where you can walk inside Lousios gorge.