Konstantinos Politis

Lot’s Monastery. During the Byzantine period (fourth–sixth centuries A.D.), local Christians built an impressive monastery to commemorate the cave where they believed Lot and his daughters had found refuge during the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. The monastic complex, which included living quarters for monks, hostel accommodations for pilgrims and beautifully terraced fields and gardens, was centered on a large, three-aisled basilical church built directly into the hillside at the site of the cave.