Voulkano Monastery

Department Archive
Collection Byzantine Research Fund
Reference No. BRF/02/01/15/015
Level Item
Place Ithome
Dates 1903-1904
Creator Caton, Dr Richard C.
Scope and Content Close view of cave-church. The photograph is annotated in pencil at the back. Created by Caton?(donor), R C
Further information The monastery of Voulkano or Vourkano lies on the summit of Ithome hill, at a prehistoric/ancient location very close to the ancient temple of Dias Ithomata. The katholikon is an impressive building decorated with frescoes by Moschos brothers in 1608. The monastery was abandoned in the late post-Byzantine period.
Related records [BSA SPHS 01/0275.1499], Entrance to Monastery (Voulkanou) on the Summit of Mount Ithome near Messene, 1903-1904