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Published on 2014-09-22
The Monastery of St. Nicholaos Anapafsas is situated very near Kastraki Village. It is the first monastery one can meet in the way from Village to Meteora. All around we can see the ruins of other monasteries of Prodromos, Aghia Moni and Pantokrator and the small church of Virgin Mary of Doupiani.
The rock, where that monastery stands, is very small and narrow at the top. This reason influenced the whole structural formation of the monastery which could not grow wider so funally a conssecutive storeyed construction was the solution to the problem. Going up the first staircase, we meet the very small chapel of St. Antonios and the crypt where, in the past, were kept the codices and heirlooms of the monastery. This chapel is of great importance because on its walls there are preserved few remainings of old paintings, dated back to the 14th century.