The Monastery of Pithariou

The Monastery of Pithariou is a hidden gem nestled in the mountains of Greece. It is situated on Mount Athos, which is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty and deep spiritual significance. Founded in the 16th century, this impressive structure still stands as a testament to the country’s rich religious history. its stunning architecture and breathtaking views attract visitors from all over the world. The monastery has survived wars, natural disasters, and political turmoil, yet it stands today as a testament to the strength and resilience of humanity.

The Monastery of Pithariou has played an important role in Greek Orthodox Christianity for centuries. It was established by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damianos, who are considered to be some of Greece’s most important saints. Over the years, the monastery has been home to many notable figures in Greek Orthodoxy, including monks, theologians, and scholars. Today it remains an active monastic community with a small number of resident monks.

Visitors to the Monastery of Pithariou are greeted by a peaceful atmosphere that immediately transports them away from their hectic daily lives. The sound of chanting monks fills the air, creating an ambiance that is both calming and uplifting. As you wander through the monastery’s halls, you can’t help but feel inspired by the beautiful frescoes adorning its walls and ceilings.

The Monastery of Pithariou also serves as a spiritual center for those seeking enlightenment or guidance on their journey towards self-discovery.

Read what others share about their experience

  • The Watcher
    11 months ago
    The monastery is considered one of the most decorated on the island. It’s beautiful views give a...
  • Jackie Poulton
    in the last week
    Monastery up in the hills on a lake. Worth the drive up to visit. Peaceful.
  • Opens 10.00 (to 16.00?), there are two small museums to visit.
  • Ruth Jones
    2 years ago
    Lovely cycle ride, you turn a bend and it looms up in front of you. Majestic.
  • Very beautiful monastery, very beautiful scenery

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