St. Nicholas Monastery of Paou in Argalasti, Pelion was founded in the early 18th century. The building's architecture and decoration was mainly work of traditional craftsmen. The nave and vestibule are decorated with murals depicting scenes of the Apocalypse and the Garden of Eden.

 

In 1985, the community of Argalasti ceded the Monastery complex to the University

of Thessaly. Since then the monastery functions as a conference center serving academic and cultural needs for the University and the wider region. The natural beauty of the area and the possibility of hosting a small number of visitors make it an ideal place for conducting cultural and scientific events.

Here is a variety of souvenirs I designed. They are available for the visitors at the Monastery's gift shop. The iconography is from photographs I took from the murals and the architecture of the building.

 

1. postcards

2. notebooks

3. bookmarks - calendars

4. magnets with the monastery emblem

5. magnets with details from the murals

6. packaging for the olive oil and soaps produced from the olive groves of the monastery