Agios Nektarios Monastery

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Cynthia A
Denver, CO290 contributions
Man of God - Saint, Monastery, Movie
May 2021 • Solo
Several years ago, I visited this sacred monastery. Amazing! Unfortunately, with globalist travel restrictions, you may not be able to make a pilgrimage now. For those who can, first tour the cathedral and bookstore. Then, slow down. Soak in the atmosphere. Peacefully stroll the grounds, breathe in the pine scented air, feel the stillness and quiet. At the top of the hill, behind the large church, ask if you can see the Saint’s small cell. Afterward, light a candle and go into the whitewashed chapel of Saint Nectarios. Listen for him.

For those in Greece or Russia in late August 2021, a masterful film, “Man of God,” is being released. It’s the story of this highly persecuted Bishop of Pentapolis, healer and wonder worker. A modern day odyssey of a loving, faithful man’s journey to sainthood. Seeing the film will add to your understanding of the man and the place.

According to the director, Yelena Popovic, it was filmed with the blessing of the abbess of the monastery, and, with prayers to the Saint. Hopefully, the film will also be distributed in the US and worldwide.

Another way to enrich your visit, is to read his biography, Saint Nectarios, “Saint of our Century.”
Written June 18, 2021
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Anie-marie S
Bucharest, Romania11 contributions
Wonderful
Oct 2020 • Couples
We return with love to this place! The touch of Saint Nectarios îs felt în every place of this island. The silence în the courtyard of the monastery, the smel of pines, the smel and the color of leandre flowers, everythings fills your soul with peace and blessing!
Written October 29, 2020
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Aneta F
Peterborough, UK113 contributions
Stunning, impressive sacral place
Sep 2020
Calm, lot of things to see, fresh water on premises to refill, need respect for their rituals (skirt knee length must-wear for every lady) and place. Amazing energy there, especially out of season and early Monday.
Written October 3, 2020
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Martin C
10 contributions
Monastery
Aug 2020 • Family
Great place to visit. No entrance charge. Remember to wear clothes that cover you up although there are some provided
Written August 19, 2020
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Jon L
Olathe, KS236 contributions
Beautiful Monastery Church
Feb 2020
We were at this church/monastery during early February 2020, so we were virtually alone. It's very pretty.
Written April 17, 2020
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Charis Waters
7 contributions
Beautiful Experience
Mar 2020
The Monastery is absolutely stunning. If you are a woman you will be asked to wear a shirt that covers your shoulders and a knee length skirt which is customary when visiting a monastery, they will provide you with a skirt if you do not have one.

Within the huge monastery lays the remains of Saint Nektarios, one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. While there you can go to the gift shop and get a bottle of holy water and oil free of charge, just ask the cashier.
Written April 6, 2020
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femmemme
Singapore92 contributions
Moorish Indulgence
Feb 2020 • Friends
The interior is being worked on at the time we visited. Still can enter but has many scaffolding. A loud chime made everyone jumped at an odd time, am not sure what it meant.

A balcony wraps around the navel, makes a nice meditative walk.

Check out the stone chapels that lie around the hillside, accessible by continue along the same vehicle road serving the church, further up the slope. There is a sign on the right indicating the start of a trail. Our driver said it should take only an hour to explore but we didn't do it.
Written February 16, 2020
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ymt888
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1,837 contributions
Relics of a saint
Feb 2019
This monastery is of a Byzantine style construction. The interiors are made by hand and is really beautiful. There are about 20 nuns residing here in the old nunnery.
Written January 30, 2020
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Imran A
Las Vegas, NV130 contributions
Beautiful church
Nov 2019 • Couples
Visited the church during our trip to Aegina .
Beautiful church with a beautiful backdrop and so many cats !!
It is a very quick visit to the church in in 15-20 minutes one can tour the church .
Highly recommended.
Written November 21, 2019
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Lacra
3 contributions
A peace of heaven on earth
Mar 2019
There is a place where you must go ones in your life. There is full of spirituality and you feel that saint Nektarios is there.
Written October 6, 2019
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