The monastery of Kipina

Dedicated to the Assumption of the Theotokos, it is located near the village of Kalarrytes, built on a rocky stiff cliff, over Kalarrytikos river. The name 'Kipina" was given, according to one version, because of the gardens (kipoi in Greek) cultivated by the monks. Access to the monastery, which is open to visitors, is provided via a small path, carved into the rock and continues with a wooden bridge, which leads to the outbuildings of the monastery. Tradition has it that the monastery was founded in the late Byzantine period.