Fire destroys part of UNESCO-protected Monastery of Hosios Loukas in Greece
A fire broke out early today at the UNESCO-protected Monastery of Hosios Loukas in Greece, destroying part of the historic landmark.
The fire in Viotia, believed to have been caused by an electrical fault, broke out in the early morning, and quickly spread to the monastery's main building.
Firefighters fought the fire, but the monastery sustained damage.
The fire destroyed the monastery's roof and old buildings in the monastery area.
The Monastery of Osios Loukas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Greece's most important Byzantine monuments. It was founded in the 10th century and is known for its beautiful architecture and frescoes.
The fire is a significant blow to the monastery and Greece's cultural heritage.