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This monastery it is located at the north east side of Athens .It is.an old monastery were you can see actually the Saint himself and the tree wich they found him.You can take with you holy water and oil and as you finished your visit...More
Really worth a visit. Seemed complicated to get there at first, but it actually isn't. I read some other reviews and they were very helpful on how to get there, but i'm going to explain my own experience: we took the bus from the Ambelokipi...More
The inside of this Monastery is remarkable - definately worth a look. Unfortunately the hours to actually go inside are unclear, we lucked out and happen to be walking by early Sunday afternoon and it was open. Site is free to go in.
I attended the Christmas morning service there with the faithful. I was probably the only non-Greek there. This is a holy place with lots of pilgrims some in distress searching for healing. Entering any active orthodox monastery starts with lighting a candle and venerating the...More
We were looking forward to visiting but somewhat surprisingly we were asked whether or not we were Orthodox before entering the church. When we said that we were not Orthodox we were told that we could not enter.
It's a female orthodox monastery with strict dreess code as prescribed by the orthodox tradition (means mainly desent dreess code for women, no short skirt, etc). At the entrance you can find a small water fountain. It's basically the grave for St Ephraim remains.