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Temple Porta Panagia

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Temple Porta Panagia

On the bank of Portaikos river opposite the town of Portal, the old settlement of Porta Panagia was known in Byzantine times as "Megalai gates," is the Church of Porta Panagia, sometimes Stavropegic Catholic monastery.
The monastery was dedicated in the name of Mary irresistible founded in 1283 by John Angelus Comnenus sevastokratora Duke, the illegitimate son of the despot of Epirus Michael II Doukas and disintegrated during the Turkish occupation.
The church is contemporary with the initial phase of the monastery, dedicated to the Assumption, is the only surviving building of. In 1843 came under the jurisdiction of the neighboring monastery Dousikou while still working as a parish church for inhabitants of the village of Porta Panagia.

Temple Porta Panagia

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