Monastery of Daphni

Local nameΜονή Δαφνίου
LocationHaidari, Greece

Daphni or Dafni is an eleventh-century Byzantine monastery eleven kilometers northwest of central Athens in the suburb of Chaidari, south of Athinon Avenue. It is situated near the forest of the same name, on the Sacred Way that led to Eleusis. The forest covers about 18 km2, and surrounds a laurel grove. "Daphni" is the modern Greek name that means "laurel grove", derived from Daphneion.

Tags Place of WorshipGreek OrthodoxChristianUNESCOMonasteryHeritage
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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphni_Monastery

UNESCO website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/537

Address Λεωφόρος Αθηνών, Χαϊδάρι 12461, Greece

Coordinates 38°0'46.712" N 23°38'9.325" E

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