Monastery of the Virgin Mary Xrisoleontissa

Monastery of the Virgin Mary Xrisoleontissa

Just 2 kilometers south from Agios Nectarios lies the monastery of the Virgin Mary Xrisoleontissa. Its formidable high walls and tower stand testament to the fear of pirate raids which gripped the island. The tower was built in 1600 and the church which currently stands was constructed in 1800. The monastery is known for its carved icon screen, an icon of the Virgin Mary and impressive murals.

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Kontos, Aegina 180 10, Greece

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