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The first Malevis Monastery was built on a high place called Malevou which is now called Kanala in the isolated and trackless forests of Malevou. The chronicle book of the monks states that the first monastery was founded in 717 AD, but a year later all of the Monks died, and the final monk, seeing his inevitable end, left a hidden message of what transpired. From that time other monks decided to leave this monastery at “the Channels” and re-build the monastery at another lower location. On Parnonmountain, which has an altitude of 1937m, old ruins are being found of approximately 70 Christian monasteries. For over forty years, the ancient Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos (called PanagiaMalevi) has been exuding Holy Myrrh which is intensly fragrant, and has helped work , many miracles throughout the world.
Day trip duration: about 5 hours