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Agia Sofia Monastery in Armeni

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  • Agia Sofia Monastery in Armeni

​Agia Sophia is an old abandoned monastery located on the plateau of Armenochantrades. The monastery is surrounded by walls and in the center there still stands the church of Hagia Sophia. All around there are the ruins of the monk cells and some renovated buildings.
We don’t know the date of establishing the monastery, but it is believed that it was founded in 1450-1500 probably by the family of Cornano. The monastery has been associated with Saint John Gerontoyannis, founder of Kapsas monastery, who repaired the monastery and placed some monks in Hagia Sophia.