Monasteries - One Day Cruise
Saint Nektarios of Aegina
It is one of the largest orthodox monasteries in Greece and throughout the Balkans. The Holy Trinity Monastery with the church of Agios Nektarios is one of the top sights in Aegina. It attracts believers who want to worship, pray, and heal. Whether you are a fan of religious tourism or not, it is worth visiting if you are on the island.
Aegina is known for its religious tourism and more. Those who deal with it probably know the Monastery of Panagia Chrysoleontissa which is the patron saint of the island. It celebrates on the 15th of August with the biggest festival of the island taking place there.
Saronic islands offer great interest for those who seek religious touristic spots close to Athens. They mark their spot as ecclesiastical destination offering opportunities of pray to those who visit them.
If you are or are going to spend a few days in Hydra, a great idea that combines exercise, tourism and exploration is a visit to the Monastery of Prophet Elias. Like every small church dedicated to the Prophet in question, the Monastery is located high up, at an altitude of 487 meters. The route leading to it is easy and takes 1-1.5 hours on foot. Alternatively, you can also arrive by donkey.