Due to their sheer age, most of the monasteries and many of the churches in this area are hauntingly beautiful, having survived for hundreds of years and through tough times. They vary widely in their architecture and location, but all have a magical spiritual aura about them.
The Monastery of Agios Theodosios in the Municipality of Midea dates from the 10th century, even if the structure built around it seems more recent. Midea also has the 12th century austere yet interesting Church of the Dormition of the Virgin.
In the municipality of Hermione lies the Monastery of Ayii Anargiri from the 11th century. A venerable ecclesiastical community with very old brick 'school-like' buildings surrounding a church in the middle of the valley.