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by Archaeology Newsroom

The morphology of the farmland in the district of the “Kokkini Ekklisia” monastery in Lefkada

The rural activities of the “Kokkini Ekklisia” Monastery mainly take place south of Skaroi, on its extensions and on the plateaux adjacent to it. The closed plain of Nydri, the deep Vlychos bay, the ravine that goes by the name of Aspropotamos or Demossari, act as boundaries of the mountainous volume. It is an area typical of the district and closely connected with the activities that go on and the overall course of development of the place – not only during the last centuries which are marked by the function of the monastery. Evidence has survived from antiquity in a combination of routes dictated by the local natural environment, by impassable crossings deprived of any access to the sea.