According to tradition, the monastery was founded by monks from Mount Athos in the 15th century. It is said that the monks escaped from the Turks and found refuge here.

The monastery had a large number of monks in the 17th century, and it had progressed significantly and had great spiritual radiance. It was the center of monasteries in the Aegean, where the Commissioner of the Holy Monasteries resided.

The monastery was destroyed by Omer Bey, the pasha of Karystos, between 1821-1823. However, it was restored in 1847 with donations from the local residents. During the German occupation, the monastery served as a refuge and a place of escape for patriots. Since 1976, the monastery has been functioning as a women’s monastery.

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