#121 Monastery of the Birth of Mary Dramesion

Location

At the foot of Oulitskas, Southwest of Dramesi village lies the homonymous monastery dedicated to the Assumption.

 

Construction Data

It's an one-room, wooden roof, stone building small in size with built porch and architectural form typical for the Northwest Greece in the period of late Ottoman occupation .

The interior has a remarkable Byzantine style frescoes, which date from 1718, while in the temple was kept until recently, the "palladium" of the monastery. "This western religious work with a later frame, mounted in a separate shrine near the temple and known locally as LaPanagiady Alapovitra" .

The monastery complex, included a small cemetery for the nuns and priests of the templeas well as the sanctuaries of the nuns. Nearby, there is a second cemetery in which are buried Soulians who were killed in battle, which took place in the area in 1821.


Historical Data

The monastery dates from 1664 and has linked its name with the history of the village. Panagia of Dramamesion is considered its protector.


Additional information of historical, cultural and tourism interest

The municipality of Dodona is a municipality in the Region of Epirus, which was established by the combination of the pre-existing municipalities of Agios Dimitrios, Dodona, Lakka Souli and Sellon and consists exclusively by villages. A residential complex tissue is spread throughout the region, which is famous for its interesting architectural structure, and for its remarkable natural and architectural monuments.

As for ancient ruins, the greatest are the ancient theater of Dodoneus Zeus and the Oracle, which are known since the Homeric Age. From the Byzantine and post-Byzantine age the monuments that stand out among many are the Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal, the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi in Serviana, the Church of the Assumption in Ravenna, the Church of St. George in Theriakisi, the monastery of the Birth of Virgin Mary, the ruins of the cell, the old cemetery of the nuns and later the belfry Dramesi and many churches ( church of the Transfiguration in Konstaniani, chapel of St. Nicholas in the village of Doe, the chapel of St. John in the village of Tyria. a.).

Many buildings from the preindustrial period can be seen in the area, which helps you compose the image of the area over time. Such buildings are inns, especially in Kryfovo. Most notable are the Hani of St. Demetrius, the watermill in Copan and the Hani of Simos Papa in Kostaniani. Also, at the village Senico, one can admire the most beautiful bridges in the region which are examples of the traditional architecture.

Also, visitors can be informed about the places of historical-cultural-archeological interest at museums that exist in some villages, such as the Military Headquarters of War Museum in Hani Emin Aga at village Myrodafni, the Outdoor Folk Patridge Museum and the Folklore Museum in the village Poligiros etc.

The exuberant nature of the area, except from giving Dodona a great historical and archaeological interest, also makes Dodona a unique destination for excursions, tours and a series of activities for lovers of alternative tourism. The visitor will be able to enjoy great hiking trails, offered by the massif of Olytsikas, and if you happen to visit the site of Dodona in periods of sporting events you will be able to participate in a mountain race. Also visitors are given a unique opportunity to dive at the Vouliastas lake which is formed by the springs of Louros.