Monday, May 20, 2013

Vodocha Monastery

Visit to Vodocha Monastery near Strumica, Macedonia

The monastery of Saint Leontie from the 11th century is the most famous historical monument around Strumica. The locals also call it Vodocha, which means poking eyes (vadi-ochi) for the legend states that it was here where the 14 000 soldiers of king Samoil were blinded by the Byzantine Emperor Basil II. (source:






The surrounding fields
The neighborhood
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