Damasta Monastery

The female Damasta Monastery, is dedicated to the Birth of the Virgin Mary, is located in the municipal prefecture of Damasta in a magical landscape. Its early history is not known. The catholic (main church of the monastery) dates back to the 11th century with religious icons dating back to 1818. An epigraph over the lintel of the central gate informs the visitor that the Church was erected with the cost being born by Captain Ioannis Diovouniotis. The Monastery has suffered a lot of destructions with the most significant being the one inflicted in 1821 when the Turks burnt it. The valuable relics and its library were destroyed. The reconstruction of the Monastery should be attributed to offers made by devout Christians. It celebrates on September,8. A version calls for its name which is 'Damasta' to derive from the city Damascus, where the Holy Icon of the Virgin Mary came from. 



Time Periods

Byzantine era, Ottoman era


Municipality of Lamia - Municipal Section of Gorgopotamos, Local Community of Gorgopotamos




We take the Lamia-Amfissa National Highway, we get pass Bralos junction, a few metres later we turn left.


Intercity bus, car, taxi


Parking is available near the monastery entrance

Work hours

From sunrise to sunset

Accessibility for disabled


General information

Phone: 22310- 82586

Entry Cost

Free entrance

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