Located to the SW of the Athens city center, this historic site has been a monastery for nearly a thousand years before being closed in modern times.


This is the icon of Jesus Christ, ruler of all, located in the ceiling of the main church.

The site is in a beautful setting on the wooded sloples of Mt. Hymettus.

Behind the walls was a functioning monastery. Rebuilt in the 50s it is no longer in use.

Inside the walls there is a cool and pleasant courtyard with the main church at one side.

Artwork in the church.

The cloud of witnesses: the saints.

Light, it is always about light.

The grounds have some inviting trails.

Climb up the hill to the viewpoint.

Last modified 1/18/13; original content © 2013 John P. Nordin