In case you have any interest in history and in other cultur and greek ortodox religion this visit will give you a great insight in their way of living and executring their religion.
Beautiful monastery. You can feel the tranquility of God in the cave. even though I have never seen that you buy holy water in Greece. All churches give holy water for free!!
The Monastery of Panagia Spiliana was recommended to us by a shop keeper near by.We were supprised how big it was when we arrived and found it quite interesting looking over what we were allowed to,only wishing I understood it more than I do.
this place was amazing such a beautiful place to see the views over the town are fantastic. this time we visited there was a christening on and we could go into the old part where the old church is build inside the mountain that was just beautiful never seen anything like it well worth the visit .
Lovely views out across the bay. Very peaceful spot. Interesting little chapel down inside the cave.
The drive or walk (approx 2.5 km) to this beautiful, quaint monastery is well worth it. Beautiful building with breathtaking views of Pythogario and the Aegean. Very quiet and peaceful. Be sure to go into the cave just off the courtyard, with several altars, shrines and niches of burning candles.This is an unforgetable monastery.
This monastery is well worth the trip. Pythagorian is a lovely port with fairly upmarket shops and pretty cafes and restaurants by the water. The monstery is a short drive or longish walk up the hill above it. We drove and were rewarded with a very pretty cluster of whitewashed buildings grouped around a bell tower and shaded by ancient cypresses. On arriving we realised there was a Greek Orthodox christening going on in the 'holy cave' which is used as a chapel, so we watched for a while as bearded priests in marvellous red hats and robes chanted and swung incense - all very atmospheric. Inside we saw some ancient icons including one of St George. Not tons to see but a fabulous view from the top - and a very welcome ice cream which we ate in the cool of the trees.
It was a nice walk up to the monastery and well worth it. The cave was very interesting and not something I had ever seen before. There was a small shop selling drinks and ice cream. The views over Pythagoriou were amazing and you could see the runway and aircraft activity really well.
Nice old monastery, on a great setting. Great atmosphere and breathtaking views. Definately worth a visit.
You should definitely visit this church. The inside of the near by cave is very interesting. They still organize baptise events here. The view on top is very nice as well.