This huge Monastery is still under construction and is dedicated to a recent Greek Orthodox Church Saint.
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As with many important sites; visiting out of high season is more satisfying & of course cooler. It occupies a prominent spot & with its historic connections, is most definitely worth a visit
We needed to take a taxi to get to the monastery. There were several pilgrims from serbia the day we were there. A moving experience. In addition to the church there are beautiful small chapels.
Located in the continental part of Aegina island, up on the hill. If You come from Athens, You can take ferry at the Piraeus port (8 eu), about 90 minutes or Flying Dolphine (45 minutes but more expensive). Near the port at Aegina town, on...More
Visiting Saint Nektarios Monastery in Aegina Island was my highest ecumenical experience. I felt that I really met my myrrh-springing Saint! His tomb is not empty, oh no! It’s full of blessings for all the visitors. I covered His head and then His right hand...More
This church was built in the 1970s and is a replica (not much smaller) of the Hagia Sophia church in Istanbul. A must-see sight in Aegina it is best reached by means of own transport.
Saint Nektarios' monastery on Aegina island is place of unique beauty. Both nature and flowers surrounding monastery and monastery buildings with church and chapels are attractive for tourists, but life od saint and his relics are why most visitors come here. Monastery remained place of...More