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Euboea, Ano Vathia, Festival of Saint Nicholas

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 6 December 2024
End Date: 6 December 2024
Ano Vathia surrounded by pavement

EVENT INFO

Start Date: 6 December 2024
End Date: 6 December 2024

The women’s monastery of Agios Nikolaos is a monastery worth visiting, not only because of the wonderful view from the monastery’s main church, but also because the monastery is of particular interest from an architectural point-of-view.

It is believed that the first all-male monastic community was established here in 1455, just after the fall of Constantinople.

The main church of the monastery is preserved with beautiful frescoes dating from the 15th century. The monastery also has a remarkable library and a guesthouse that enjoys a stunning view. From there, you can see Amarynthos, Eretria with Pezonisi and almost all of southern Euboea.

After the service beans, chickpeas with rice, and fried cod are offered at the village to the crowd, during the traditional meal that brings together all participants.

Some of the special local foods one can enjoy are the kourkoubines or goglies. Other dishes include trahanakokoras krasatos, lamb giouvetsi, shrimps saganaki, octopus in wine and spaghetti with fishfood.
Also don’t miss out on the local deserts of Euboea, like baklava, amygdalota, dry figs, local honey pasteli, and homemade spoon sweet.

Photo: “Municipality of Eretria”

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