August 26, 2013

The Picturesque Chapel of Saint Phanourios at Lake Doxa in Corinth

Feneos Valley is considered one of the most beautiful areas of Corinth, and it is often referred to as the "Corinthian Switzerland" for its unique beauty. Over the centuries the waters of both the Olbia River and Doxa River turned the valley into a lake, known as Lake Doxa. Its construction as an artificial lake was concluded in the 1990's.

In the center of Lake Doxa stands a picturesque chapel which is dedicated to Saint Phanourios. This chapel once belonged to a fourteenth century monastery that stood here dedicated to Saint George the Great-Martyr, but due to flooding the monastics were forced to move their monastery on a neighboring hill in the seventeenth century.

Below are photos of the Monastery of Saint George: