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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios, Greece

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni are monasteries in Greece that are inscribed as World Heritage Sites.

The Daphni Monastery was founded at the turn of the 6th century, Christianizing the former site of the Sanctuary of Apollo Daphnaios. It reuses the Ionic columns of the ancient temple of Apollo in its portico.

The Monastery of Hosios Loukas is a walled monastery near the town of Distomo in Boeotia, Greece. It was founded in the early 10th century and was established by the hermit, the Venerable Luke of Steiris. The monastery is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.

The Monastery of Nea Moni is an 11th century monastery located on the island of Chios, which is the fifth largest Greek island. It is seven kilometers off the coast of Asia Minor. The monastery was built in the mid-11th century by Byzantine emperor Constantine IX Monomachos and his wife Empress Zoe.

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Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 14th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Banff, Canada, 7 - 12 December, 1990.

Photos of Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios

Monastery of Hosios Loukas
Monastery of Hosios Loukas
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hosios_Loukas_exterior_20091116-06.JPG
authorshipHans A. Rosbach
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Monastery of Nea Moni of Chios
Monastery of Nea Moni of Chios
photo sourcehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nea_Moni_03.jpg
authorshipDennis Matheson
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 38 23 60 E 22 45 0 in the Regions of Attica, Central Greece, North Aegean
Inscription Year: 1990
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, IV
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