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Monasteries

Greek monasteries are interconnected with Greek nature and history. Located in steep rocks, cliffs, on windy slopes above the sea, lush green valleys and olive groves, these monasteries are actually witnesses of human efforts to come closer to God through silence, simplicity and harmony.
Based on religious worship, miracles, built by experienced local craftsmen and decorated by remarkable religious painters. 

Monastery in Kavala

Greek monasteries played a valuable role in different periods of Greek history protecting and sometimes preserving the Greek language, arts and tradition through generations of monks. Even today many monasteries teach arts such as religious painting, protection and preservation of ancient manuscripts, wine-making, biological agriculture, traditional cheese making etc.

 

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ATTICA
Aghios Nikolaos Lemonion

The monastery of Agios Nikolaos Lemonion on mountain Steno. The catholic of the monastery is a single-naved basilica of the 17th century. The walls of the church are decorated with rhodian dishes and...
Convent of Faneromeni

The Convent of Faneromeni, located 6 km away from town Salamina, is the most remarkable monastery of the island. On the walls of the monastery the visitor can admire the icons created by Georgios...

CHANIA
Monasteries in Chania

The Prefecture of Chania comprises many renowned monasteries. The most remarkable ones are: The Aghia Triada Tzagarolon Monastery is built at the feet of Tzobomylos peak. It was built during the...

CHIOS
Nea Moni of Chios

Nea Moni (11th century) has been the most important religious center of Chios for centuries and one of the most important Byzantine monuments in Greece (it is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage...

CORFU (KERKYRA)
Panagia Palaiokastritsa monastery

Panagia monastery was built in 1225. The building that visitors see nowadays is of 16th - 18th centuries. The first buildings must have been parts of an old fortification. This is probably why it...
Platipera monastery

The Platipera monastery is located at one of the city entrances (on the way from the north). It was built in 1743 and destroyed in 1798, later on rebuilt in 1801 and in 1864 it was completed by...

CYCLADES
Monasteries in Naxos

The old monastery of Aghia Kyriaki and its small church dedicated to the Assumption (Koimissi tis Theotokou) can be found in Chora. The Ypsilotera Monastery-Tower, located NE of Chora in the valley...
Monastery of Taksiarches

It is the most significant monument of Serifos. The monastery of Taksiarches is like a fortress and was built in the beginning of the 17th century. In the past, it was often invaded by pirates due to...
Sightseeing Milos

A walk through the town will give you the chance to visit its main sights. Do not forget to visit: -The Venetian castle dating back to the 13th century and offering a great view and an...

EVROS
Roussa monastery

The Turkish Roussa monastery is an impressive construction built in 1402 by Kizilabash (Turkish for "Red Heads" - name given to a wide variety of Turcoman Shi'ite militant groups) of the Bektashism...

FTHIOTIDA
Monastery of Holy Agathon

The Monastery of Holy Agathon (15th century) is located on a lush green slope of Oiti. In the Monastery valuable ecclesiastical relics are kept and travelers are accommodated in the guest...

HERAKLION
Monasteries in Heraklion

The Paliani Monastery is located 20 km away from Heraklion. It is one of the most ancient monasteries of Crete and dates back to the First Byzantine period. Its first reference as Palaia dates back...

ILIA
Monastery of Sepetou

Monastery of Sepetou 55 km from Olympia Built in the 11th century A.D. on a sharp rock precisely above the river of Tritona, tributary of the Alfios river. Opinions vary concerning the origin...

RETHYMNO
Monasteries in M. Rethymno

The most important monasteries of Rethymno Prefecture, which are worth visiting mainly for their heroic memories, are Arkadi Monastery, Preveli Monastery, Asomaton Monastery and Arsaniou...

TRIKALA
Aghia Triada Monastery

Aghia triada monastery is located close to Aghios Stefanos monastery, on top of a steep and magnificent rock. As proved by the documents of Simeon Ouresis Paleologos it has been an organized...
Meteora

Meteora is the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there....
Meteora: The most photogenic spiritual site in Greece

Above the town of Kalambáka, on the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly, the visitor encounters a breathtaking site of impressive monasteries “balanced” on massive detached stone pinnacles,...

VIOTIA
Monastery of Hosios Loukas

Byzantine Masterpieces at the foot of Mountain Parnassos On your way up to the slopes of Mt. Parnassos and the archaeological site of Delphi, about 13 km before the town of Aráhova, leave the main...

XANTHI
Monastery of Pammegiston Taxiarchon

Monastery of Pammegiston Taxiarchon also housing the Ecclesiastical School of Xanthi. ...

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