It is believed however that it was initially founded before the Conquest of Istamboul in the coastal region of Agia Kiriaki Halepa. Later, however, when the piratical raids of Arabs began, the nuns were transported to a safer place, on the hill of Agios Matthaios, to finally come at the current place.
The monastery is surrounded by a tall wall and the central entry is vigil, in relation to the other monasteries around Akrotiri. At the centre of the wooded yard is located the double temple of Agios Ioannis Prodromos (it is celebrated on August 29) and Agios Georgios (it is celebrated on April 23), surrounded by frugal cells and the auxiliary buildings of the monastery.
The icons of the monastery are works of nuns. In the monastery are also hosted the chapels of Agios Andreas Kritis and Panagia Portaitissa.
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