Monastery of Agios Nektarios
Monastery of Agios Nektarios Aegina Reviews
Impressive Religious Monument Sep 28, 2011
Agios Nektarios is one of the most visited sites in Aegina. (Agios Nektarios or Saint Nektarios is widely known Orthodox Saint. He is the patron saint of Aegina and is known as miracle worker, a healer, writer, theologist, philosopher, moralist, and a man of deep prayer).
The main attraction at the site is a huge white and bronze church built in honor of the saint. The church has two bell towers and series of four windows with red bows. The church interior creates a pleasant mode that creates a solemn mood for meditation.
At the back of the church, there are steps up, leading to the monastery. There are chapels inside the monastery, one of which houses the tomb of Agios Nektarios. Behind the chapel is the cell where he used to live. At the front, there is a place for holy water. On the other side is where souvenirs, books and icons can be bought.
The site is located at Xontos, just about 6 km from Aegina town or from Agia Marina, and can be easily reached by bus or taxi. The bus stop is right at the front of the church. Dress code is required for women visiting the compound - the legs must be covered, but then there are skirts available at the entrance of the church and the monastery. The church and monastery are open daily and the entrance is free.
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