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Monuments of religious significance

From the years of the Byzantine Empire (330-1453 A.D.), Greek land has been indissolubly linked to the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church, which played a significant role during the Turkish Occupation Period in maintaining the language and identity of the Greeks, while the clergy played an active role during the Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) in throwing off Ottoman yoke and creating the New Hellenic State. Orthodox Churches and Monasteries were always important convocations of social cohesion and references. The plethora of churches and monasteries constitute actual architectural monuments, while the atmosphere they encompass gives the visitor a sense of devoutness.

More information about the religious monuments in Greece.

Monastery of Agia Lavra

Trace the Modern Greek history in the legendary Monastery of Agia Lávra. Did you know that the monastery of Agia Lávra ("Holy Lávra") is the symbolic birthplace of the modern state of Greece? It...

Aghios Ioannis Theologos Monastery

Spiritual sites in Patmos: the holy Cave and the Monastery of St. John The island of Patmos owes its fame to St. John the Evangelist, the most beloved disciple of Christ, and to the...

Roussa monastery

The Turkish Roussa monastery is an impressive construction built in 1402 by Kizilabash (Turkish for "Red Heads" - name given to a wide variety of Turcoman Shi'ite militant groups) of the Bektashism...

Arhangelos monastery

An “Archangel” awaits us in Aridea. Let’s meet him! Arhángelos (Archangel) is the northernmost village of Aridéa Municipality. Ano Almopia’s lovely flat countryside lies here, enveloped in a...

Residences of anchoret - Thesprotia Prefecture

The residence of anchoret Aghios Arsenios In a small cage, located on the southeastern steep slope of the small Erimitis mountain (518m) and not far away from Morfi village (formely known as...

Paleochristian and Byzantine Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, a World Heritage City! Thessaloniki is an open museum. Any walk around the beautiful northern Greek city will reveal some new aspect of its eternal history to the traveller. Ancient...


Meteora is the biggest and most important group of monasteries in Greece after those in Mount Athos. We can locate the first traces of their history from 11th c. when the first hermits settled there....
Meteora: The most photogenic spiritual site in Greece

Above the town of Kalambáka, on the north-western edge of the Plain of Thessaly, the visitor encounters a breathtaking site of impressive monasteries “balanced” on massive detached stone pinnacles,...

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