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'''Monemvasia''' (Gr: Μονεμβασία) is a well-known Byzantine fortress located off the east coast of the Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece.  It is of importance to the church as within its fortress walls remain many Byzantine church structures and old icons of historical importance. The name of this town is derived from two Greek words, ''mone'' and ''emvassia'' meaning a "single entrance."
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'''Monemvasia''' (Gr: Μονεμβασία) is a well-known Byzantine fortress located off the east coast of the Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece.  It is of great historical importance to the church, since within its fortress walls there remain many Byzantine churches, monumental buildings and structures and old icons of historical importance. The name of this town is derived from two Greek words, ''mone'' and ''emvassia'' meaning a "single entrance."
  
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== History of the area ==
 
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== Panagia Chrysafitissa ==
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The '''Church of Panagia Chrysafitissa''' is located near the edge of the Monemvasia town. It was constructed in the 17th century and is still in use today. The churchyard is the only open space there and it is not very large. A part of the church-building has a dome-shaped roof. The most remarkable thing about the church is that its building looks spotlessly clean.
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[[Image:Panag_Chrysafitissa.jpg|thumb|left|[[Panagia Chrysafitissa|Panagia Chrysafitissa of Monemvasia]]]]
  
 
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Revision as of 17:16, May 6, 2008

Monemvasia (Gr: Μονεμβασία) is a well-known Byzantine fortress located off the east coast of the Peloponnese in the prefecture of Laconia, Greece. It is of great historical importance to the church, since within its fortress walls there remain many Byzantine churches, monumental buildings and structures and old icons of historical importance. The name of this town is derived from two Greek words, mone and emvassia meaning a "single entrance."

History of the area

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Panagia Chrysafitissa

The Church of Panagia Chrysafitissa is located near the edge of the Monemvasia town. It was constructed in the 17th century and is still in use today. The churchyard is the only open space there and it is not very large. A part of the church-building has a dome-shaped roof. The most remarkable thing about the church is that its building looks spotlessly clean.

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