According to an inscription by its gate, the monastery was built in 1228. Historical research, however, indicates it was founded in the middle fifteenth century thanks to the collaboration of 39 villages in its wider area. Old icons from the 1400s to the 1700s are on display, painted predominantly in the Cretan style. There is also a small museum maintained by the monastery. Annual feast days are on 15 August and on the Friday after Easter. The views out to the Ionian Sea are breathtaking; this is a beautiful spot from which to watch the sunset.