Near the village of Tripiti you can see the impressive remains of a Gothic (and therefore Frankish, Catholic) monastery, the monastery of Notre Dame d’Issova (see Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architecture 31 (1923-24)). The monastery was built by the Franks around 1210 to help convert the Greeks to the “true faith”, the Catholic. In 1264 the ultimately victorious Byzantines already set the monastery on fire. The slightly smaller church south of the large monastery church was dedicated to St. Nicholas and is the later successor of the large church.