A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS CONTEMPLATION
Discover with Athens VIP Transports all the treasures that the Monasteries of Athens can offer, feeling the religious offering and living a day of intense religious interest.
Saint Irene Chrysovalantou Monastery:
Saint Irene Chrysovalantou came from Cappadocia from a noble family and was a candidate for wife of Emperor Michael III, but became a nun at the Chrysovalados Monastery in Constantinople.
She has done great charity work and miracles. This monastery in her honor was built in the area of Lykovrysi, in 1930. It is a large building complex that occupies about 50 acres and her miraculous religious icon is located there. Many miracles are related to the holiness of Chrysovalantou, especially those with regard to fertility problems, as witnessed by the children bearing the characteristic name “Chrysobalantis” (name-day celebration, July 28).
Saint Ephraim Monastery:
Saint Ephraim monastery in Nea Makri has been a holy site for hundreds of years. The original monastery, where the Saint himself lived and died, was dedicated to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary and was destroyed in the 1420s. It was rebuilt in the middle of the previous century with the discovery of the Saint’s remains and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year, as there are many miracles attributed to him.
Kaisariani Monastery is a medieval church in Attica. It is located on the Hymettus hill, in a small plain at its western side. The location was once an olive grove with a cold water spring, said to have appeared out of nowhere one day. This spring, was named “Kallias” by the ancient Greek and Roman poets. The first church was built near the spring in the early centuries of Christianity. The church surviving today dates back to the 11th century and honors the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The surrounding area that was developed goes by the name “Kaisariani”.
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