The Cave Hermitage of St. Gregory

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The Cave Hermitage of St. Gregory

The hermitage of Saint Gregory is located close to Kastraki and the abandoned skete of Saint Anthony. The 3-caves hermitage sits at a height of thirty meters and was founded by monks Gregory and Theodosios. It consists of three, or perhaps more, superimposed cave habitats, old ascetic caves, supplied with typical wooden terraces (the first situated at a height of about 25 meters, the second 35 and the third at a height of 40 meters). The area is not affected by rain, therefore the wooden terraces survived and even partly of the ladder. The chapel was decorated with frescoes, relatively well preserved up to date. Monks of the Monastery of Great Meteoron came to the hermitage in the early 70s and then firstly discovered the frescoes and the tombs of the founders which were carved in the church. They also found an icon of the Virgin made by leather and a 14th century icon which is now kept in the Monastery of Great Meteoron Museum.