Religious tourism

Discover religious tourism

Religious tourism is not a new idea, something thought up recently. It is the oldest, the most important form of “tourism” in the history of Mankind. Every society has produced members whose quest was to commune with the divine. Religious travel has its roots in the pilgrimages of a bygone age. Since antiquity the desire to embark on a journey for religious purposes has inspired Greeks and non-Greeks to make their way to religious sites throughout Greece.

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Monastery Agios Dimitrios Karakalas - Agios Adrianos

Near the village of St. Hadrian lies the Monastery Karakalas. The exact date of the founding year of the monastery of St. Demetrius is not known, but there is a description of great wealth in 1696. Very important was the role of the monastery in the siege of Nafplio, and the years of struggle, as was the arsenal of Fighters .

O architectural character of the monastery is fortified. The buildings of the monastery inwardly focussed and is embellished by arches and large adjacent loggia.

The monastery has five churches, Aghia Paraskevi, Agia Irene Chrisovalantou, Panagia Portaitisas, Agios Nektarios and of Saint Ephrem the Syrian.

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Monastery of St. Anargyroi - Hermione

Located 1 km from the Bay ‘Porto Capers “at the foot of densely planted cedar hill of St. Theodore and a jewel for the region. Thousands of pilgrims arrive here to pray and be cured by the thermal waters that gush from a spring in the yard.

The monastery is probably built on the ruins of ancient Asklepios and its foundation is placed between the 11th and 14th century. as no verified sources that give us an accurate picture on the thing.

Inside the church one can admire the exquisite frescoes adorn the walls, which date from the 16th and 17th century. work of the Cretan School.

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The Monastery of St. Theodosius - Panariti

The Monastery of St. Theodosius the New located 3 km from the village of Panariti. Founded in 880 AD the then obscure monk and later Saint Theodosius. The monastery consists of an impressive complex. It consists of temples, cells and hostels.

The first church of “Holy meeting”, is dedicated to meeting St. Theodosius with his contemporary St. Peter.

Tradition says that St. Theodosius greet Saint Peter holding his cap filled with burning coals, like a censer, without it burning.

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Monastery Loukous

The Holy Monastery of the Transfiguration, the selected Loukous is near the historical villages and Astros Doliana below. The monastery belongs to Vyzantinoistorika monuments of our country.

Loukous The name probably derives from the Latin word “LUKUS” ie. A sacred forest and comes from the Frankish who conquered UNIT Capuchins monks.

The Christian life of the monastery begins in the 5th AD c. when the first Christian church was built. The ruins of this temple was rebuilt in 1117, the second in honor of the Transfiguration.

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Monastery Malevi

Located 44 km. From Tripoli and 5 km. From Saint Peter, the road to Astros is the nunnery of Panagia Malevi. It is the most famous monastery of Kynouria and attracts large number proskiniton.

Built on the slopes of Mount Parnon at an altitude of 950 meters. Surrounded by a forest of rare and protected variety of dendrokedrou.

The first monastery was built in the 14th century. The first reference to the monastery is in 1320 in a golden bull of Andronicus Palaeologus. The monastery was then in holly position just above the site of today’s monastery.

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Saint Theodora Vasta Arcadia

The church of St. Theodora in Vasta Arcadia is a remarkable destination, either in terms of religious or naturalistic or purely excursion tourist search.

In this small church for nature miracle. Seventeen huge trees are germinated on to the roof, while the foundations of the gushing waters of a headboard. In this little soil originally sprang a yew that slowly grew and dropped and its own fruit.

So on the roof of the church they grew enough oaks, maples and kokorevithia the popular tradition attributed it to a miracle. Celebrated on September 11th.

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Moni Avgou

One of the points of particular interest Argolida is the Monastery of Avgou. Not only religious interest a visit to the Monastery, having played a role in historical moments of the course of the Greek state.

Beyond that of course there is also great interest in the environment in the region, since it is located in an imposing location, with wonderful views and near the most beautiful canyon of Argolida.

Moni Egg is wedged on the northern slopes of the egg, in the southeast of the county, to charadrokoilada Radou the river, in a place that the locals call “rocks.”

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Holy Monastery Arias (Aria)

The Holy Monastery is located near the suburb of Aria, 3 km northeast of Nafplion (9 km – 5 ‘min. Drive). The church of the monastery dates back to the middle of the 12th century and since 1875 is dedicated to Pighi Source.

It constitutes one of the most important churches of the Middle Byzantine period and kept in excellent condition.

Church presents architectural interest mainly because the original painting of the decoration has been preserved.