The Megalo Spilaio Monastery was founded in 362 A.D.
and rebuilt several times after been burnt down in 840,
1,285, 1,400, 1,600, and 1,934. Nikolaos Mitsakis, one
of the leading architects in charge of the design of the
1930s Greek Modernist school buildings, designed and
rebuilt once again the Megalo Spilaio in 1936. This
remarkable structure was one of the first modernist
ecclesiastic buildings in this country.