Our ride to Spilia

Panagia Asinou - Spilia

  • Distance

    58 KM

  • Elevation

    1700 M

  • Max Grade

    16 %

  • Duration

    5 HOURS
  • Starting Location

    PANAGIA ASINOU

About

Spilia

The history of Spilia and Kourdali begins in the 16th century AC. During this century the church of Virgin Mary Chrysokourdaliotissa was built, that was the center of the monastery that was unfolded around it. Here they found safety from the chase of the Francs initially and the Turks afterwards. The abbey in Kourdali appeared to have enough properties and as it was usually happening, outside the abbey, families were installed that worked in these properties. Thus slowly-slowly the village of Kourdali was created. Meanwhile the abbey was destroyed and collapsed except from the most precious part: the temple.

Spilia took their name from the fact that in the western side of the village Roman graves were found (“spilioi” as called by the residents).



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