In Meteora, one of the biggest centers of the Orthodox monastic life and art in Greece, there is a continuation of the Orthodox iconography from the 14th century to the present day. Macedonian school of 1350, Cretan painters of the 15th and 17th century, and hagiographers from Northern and Western Greece of 18th and 19th century to the present day craftsmen, loyal to the spirit and the rules of orthodox iconography continue to paint icons and offer the possibility to visit their workshop and enter in the mystery of this medieval art.
At the foot of Meteora in Kastraki village , below of 14th century hermitages , in a small house – example of folk architecture dated around 1850 there is the workshop icon painting “METEORITIKON “of Dimitrios Moulas, where visitors can see a collection of antique icons and be informed about how an Orthodox icon is painted. Also they can learn about the importance of the traditional materials and colors, and be initiated in the world of the medieval Orthodox art. The icon-painter can guide the visitor into his workshop in English, French, Italian and Spanish language and after further communication also can be organized courses of teaching Byzantine hagiography, after consultation with the artist.
Information : Dimitrios Moulas, workshop of iconography
Address: Old village of Kastraki Kalampaka, 42200
Tel& fax 0030 2432075248, mobile: 0030 6977068376