Valtesiniko

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Μερική άποψη του Βαλτεσινίκου

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE VILLAGE

Valtesiniko is a picturesque village, lying at an altitude of 1160m, in an area of luxuriant vegetation. It is surrounded by walnut trees, apple trees, poplars and firs.

 

Its people are warm, hospitable and simple.

 

Crystal clear water flows in abundance and many natural springs exist all around. In addition, the village has a Wood Carving School. 

SITES TO VISIT

Είσοδος Αγίου ΓεωργίουThe Church of Agioi Theodoroi with its impressive woodcut chancel, at the verdurous sides of Mount Mainalo. This Church is the village's Cathedral.

The Church of Agios Georgios (Saint George), where the visitor can enjoy a bird's eye view of the entire village. This Church was built in 1830 and it has an impressive octagonal dome, as well as many windows. Your attention will be definitely drawn by the entirely carved wooden chancel and by the icon-stand, which has numerous representations on it.

The Holy Monastery of Koimiseos Theotokou (Assumption of the Virgin) that lies at a distance of one kilometer from Agios Georgios. It is an old catholic monastery, founded in 1625. Today, there are frescos nearly ravaged by time in it. From there you can see the rocks of the historical rocky monastery of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicolas). A staircase of 100 stairs leads to the cave where the visitor finds two churches: the church of Agios Nikolaos and that of Analipsi (Ascention), both having frescos from 1570. The Monastery has crenellations on its walls and crypts that take the visitor back to the past and, above all, back to 1826, when Ibraim's army was defeated by a miracle that saved the lives of the women and children of Vytina and the broader area. Today, there is still substantial proof of this all around the place.

 

After passing Vytina and Kampeas, turn right (there is a relevant sign reading: TO VALTESINIKO). You will arrive at your destination after a trip of remarkable beauty, through firs.

 

Useful information:

Kleitoros' Municipality: +30 27950 86390-1

Police station: +30 27950 82221

Community Clinic: +30 27950 82220

Citizen Service Center: tel: +30 27950 86301 /fax: +30 27950 86391

 

 

Translation

 

Maria Koutsoukou

 

 

Ηλιοβασίλεμα στο Βαλτεσινίκο

 

καρυδιά

 

Ξυλόγλυπτο

 

Είσοδος στο Προαύλιο των Αγίων Θεοδώρων

 

Η Παναγία στην Ι.Μ. Κοιμήσεως της Θεοτόκου

 

Fighters (Dupré. Paris 1825). Gennadeios Library-American School of Classical Studies

 

 

 

 

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