Monasteries - Religious Tourism

The Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi

Just 15 km from Makis Inn Resort, located the monastery of Agioi Anargyroi in Ermioni, known for the thermal waters emanating from the moors of the earth, coming back from the Greek antiquity. Unknown when the monastery was built, but it is estimated that the Monastery of Agioi Anargyroi was built around the 11th century. The monastery attracts today a crowd at its feast, which takes place on June 31, the Eve of Celebration. The beauty of the Monastery, as well as its dreamy atmosphere, attracts crowds during Easter days as well.

The Monastery of Prophet Elias

Opposite Makis Inn Resort, on the island of Hydra, is the Prophet Elias Monastery, which someone can reach uphill in Hydra's Agios Elias mountain after an hour of hiking, crossing a pine forest. The monastery was founded in 1813 by holy fathers and has a rich library organized in 1870. The monastery is known for its great fight during the 1821 struggle, since it was the place of exile of Kolokotronis and other chieftains.

The Monastery of Saint Euphrax

On the island of Hydra there is the Monastery of Saint Euphrax, a short distance from the Monastery of Prophet Elias at a height of 515 m. It was founded in 1819 and was always a female monastery, famous for its woven fabrics.

The Monastery of Agia Fotini and Elizabeth

The Monastery is the most easily accessible on the island of Hydra, since it is in the pine-covered area behind the Hydra Stadium. The monastery was founded in 1860 and has always been a female monastery. Today, monastery’s brotherhood is only two women.

The Monastery of Saint Demetrios Aygou

On a precipitous slope of the Didymon mountain range, about 32 km from Makis Inn Resort is the impressive Monastery of Saint Demetrios, which today belongs ecclesiastically in the Holy Metropolis of Hydra. The location of the Monastery is directly interwoven with the river Rados, which visitors cross through if they head to the Monastery starting from Iria.

The Monastery of Kalamiou

The location of the Monastery is magnificent and beautifully landscaped by a magnificent mountainous vegetation, easily accessible from the village of Adami, about 45 km from Makis Inn Resort.

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