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Bakota

Bakot - a flooded village in the Kamenets-Podolsky district of the Khmelnytsky region. The area, where once lived about two thousand people, now strikes with magical landscapes, mysterious finds and a unique rock monastery. And here you can admire the Dniester reservoir and drink healing water from a local source.

What happened to a large village known since the 13th century? In 1981, during the construction of the Dniester hydroelectric power station, the village completely went under water and only chronicle mentions and a rock monastery were left from it.

In the translation, the word "Bakota" means "a desired place". And indeed, everyone who comes here can be convinced of this. The first thing that attracts in Bakot is landscapes. Narrow pathways, a pretty water reservoir, steep slopes, pure spring water and a monastery.

According to legend, the Bakotsky Monastery was founded by the Monk Anthony - the founder of the Anthony caves in Chernigov and the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Until now, of all the cells and tombs, only a few caves have been preserved, one of which houses the old church.

On holidays, here and nowadays, divine services are held, to which residents come from all around. And not far from this cave on the southern wall of the monastery you can find an old inscription "Bless Christ the Gregory Abbot, who gave power to Saint Michael." Researchers date these lines XI century.

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