Saint Nikitas of Thebes was a resident of the city of Heptapyle (Seven Gates) in Thebes. At the age of sixteen he became a monk and gathered around himself other ascetics who were attracted by his spiritual character and high moral standards. He was accounted worthy of the charism of working miracles, and fell asleep in the Lord, full of days.
In the Life of Saint Nikitas it is stated that he once traveled to Patras, where he met the ascetic Saint Daniel in the citadel. Saint Daniel lived in the 11th century and was from Patras, where he lived in great asceticism and prayer. He received from God the gift of hospitality, such as that of Abraham; that is, to receive and host people, offering them rest by giving them spiritual guidance.