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Byzantine Monastery of St. Theodora


View of the church

The monastery of St. Theodora is in the city of Arta. The queen Theodora, Michael’s II the Despot of Epirus, built on ruins of the old temple of St. George a monastery for women in 1270. She decorated the church, cloistered in there until 1281 and finally she was burried in this monastery.

Nowadays are saved the temple of the monastery, pieces of its decoration as well as the queen’s grave. The church is of three spaces and of excellent technique with ceramic decoration. The entrance of the temple and the three spaces of the church are from the 13th century. The queen Theodora was declared saint and is the patron saint of Arta.

The temple is included in the most significant samples of byzantine art among the monuments of the city of Arta.