Zoodochou Pigis Kakoperato, Hatzimanoli (Greek Ζωοδόχου πηγής Κακοπέρατου, Χατζημανώλη = Life-Giving Source evil passage, Hatzimanoli -area name-) it is unknown when it was founded, probably the 19th century or later.
It is simple and small Monastery, located on the northern slopes of Kerki mountain, in a wooded area (which burned in 2010 but regenerate quickly), into the deepest ravine of Samos that ends at Sεitani beach. The building complex of metochi consists of a two-storey building with cells and the small church of Zoodochos Pigi.
400 meters northwest of metochi is a cave in which inside there is the small church of “Zoodochos Pigi” or “pera Panagia” (=beyond holy Mary). The path at the last 150 meters or so are rough and dangerous, dug into the rock in a deep and steep cliff and that’s why named “Kakoperato” (=evil passage). The small church probably built during the heyday of asceticism in Kerki mountain at 8th-12th century. Next to the church there is a small tank which fills water from the drop flow of the roof, “Agiasma” (=the holy water), as they called.
The cave has a length and width of 35 m. height 4 m. and the walls and the ceiling is covered with stalactites and stalagmites. Such as caver Petrohilos wrote it is old output of underground stream.top
- Foundation year : Unknown, probably the 19th century
- Founder : By ascetics of the region
- Inhabited : Without monks or nuns
- Responsible : –
- Metochi belongs : –
- Celebration : 5 days after Orthodox Easter
- Altitude : Elevation ≈ 580 m
- Condition : good
- Metochi is closed and uninhabited. Access to the cave church is always free.