Monastery of Kursunlu

The monastery's seaview location is quite dramatic.
The monastery's seaview location is quite dramatic.

This secluded monastery looks out over Kusadasi and Davutlar from its perch six hundred metres above sea level. It's believed to be a Byzantine orthodox monastery, built in the second century AD. After Christian immigrants arrived in the area it was a haven for Christian monks escaping religious persecution. Because the monastery s a long way from the nearest town it was an ideal hiding place. The monastery later became a centre for religious education.

Inside there's a dining room, a cellar, a kitchen, bedrooms, a chapel and a necropolis. Painted on the walls are frescos depicting the life of Jesus Christ, as well as other scenes from the gospels.

You'll find it difficult to visit the Kursunlu monastery unless you have your own transportation.

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