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At the site of the Church of Agios Dimitrios, there was a monastery that was destroyed by the Ottomans. According to tradition, its monks found refuge at Apezanes Monastery, after hiding the valuable religious utensils and relics at remote locations throughout the region.

The Byzantine mural-adorned chapel of Agios Dimitrios must have served as the catholicon of the Monastery. It is also known as Agios Dimitrios o ‘Galatoktistos’ (‘Milk-Built’), because, according to tradition, milk was used rather than water for its construction.