Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery

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  • Address: Thasos 640 04, Greece
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  • Phone: +30-2593031500
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Monastery
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The Monastery of Archangel Thassos was dependent on the Philotheos monastery of Mount Athos. One of the most popular pilgrimage spots of the region, the monastery finds its mention in historical documents that date back to the late 13th century.

The monastery is located on a cliff and overlooks the gorgeous Aegean Sea and Mount Athos and is probably one of the most scenic spaces around the city. A walk along the winding path that takes you to the monastery offers surreal frames of the blue sea juxtaposed against the white cliffs of the coastline. The stone construction of the entire monastery complex (which includes a guest room, monk’s cells, a temple with a dome and guest houses) add to the rustic appeal of the place and builds a whole new world around you.

Most of what you see today was developed in 1835. However, it was not until 1970’s that monks and the first nuns made this place their home and it was during this time that the place got its due importance. The monastery has a rare collection of religious artifacts and surreal works of art created by the monks- the prized possession being a nail from the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

The main temple has an image of Archangel Michael which is a highlight in itself and is considered sacred by pilgrims. Every year, on November 8, pilgrims from all over the region come here to celebrate the feast of Archangel and Easter Tuesday and if you are in town during this time, you can see the place at its peak!

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  • Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery Address: Thasos 640 04, Greece
  • Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery Contact Number: +30-2593031500
  • Time required to visit Holy Archangels Greek Orthodox Monastery: 00:30 Mins
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