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The Daphni Monastery

On current archaeological evidence, Chaidari was a rural deserted area in the long period between the 4th and 18th century crossed by the Sacred Way, the basic communication artery to and from Athens. The semi-mountainous area of Chaidari was densely wooded. The well-known monastery of Daphni, built on top of the sanctuary of Apollon Daphnaios was an exceptional site and attracted monks and pilgrims from the 11th until the 16th century. Both its architecture and mosaics cast it an outstanding monument of Byzantine art.

On current archaeological evidence, Chaidari was a rural deserted area in the long period between the 4th and 18th century crossed by the Sacred Way, the basic communication artery to and from Athens. The semi-mountainous area of Chaidari was densely wooded. The well-known monastery of Daphni, built on top of the sanctuary of Apollon Daphnaios was an exceptional site and attracted monks and pilgrims from the 11th until the 16th century. Both its architecture and mosaics cast it an outstanding monument of Byzantine art.