Monastery of Agios Antonios in Petali

Ο Τόπος μας - Κάτω Ασίτες - Εαρινό

Distance from Earino: 2Κm

The ruined today Agios Antonios monastery in Petali in Kato Asites was one of the most beautiful religious monuments that patiently waits for his restoration. In discern the damaged two-Aisled Church which was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Anthony. The North wall that stands still belongs in the nave of St. Anthony.

The North wall that stands still belongs in the nave of St. Anthony. The wall bears a unique Windows with Gothic and Oriental features. Next to the fountain of Moni, that bring the water next spring.

It is believed that it was built around 1636. In other versions, the nave of Notre-Dame was built in the 13th century and St. Anthony in the 15th century. The monastery was a dependency of St. George Residents and probably destroyed by an earthquake in 1856. The name is said to get it from the noise made by the nuns of the loom when petalies wove

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