Churches and Monasteries in Aegina Island - Greece
The island of Aegina is home to a wonderful selection of beautiful churches and monasteries, scattered all over the island. These churches and monasteries are well worth visiting, where one can admire the beautiful religious artwork and artifacts inside.
Below you will find some brief highlights of the main churches and monasteries on the island of Aegina.
The Metropolis old temple of Virgin Mary is a very important one, and it was here where the first Greek goverment took their oath. Aegina was actually the first capital of Greece before it moved to the city of Athens.
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos is one that nearly all visitors to Aegina will see, as it is located at the entrance to the main port of Aegina.
The beautiful white structure is a very picturesque one, with the background of blue skies and seas.
The town of Agia Marina is home to the chapel of the same name, and is a very interesting place to visit. In the region of Paleohora ( Old Town ), which is considered by many as the Mystras of the islands, is the old medieval town.
Here you can see the 36 remaining Byzatine chapels, out of the 565 that once existed here.
In the old centre of Mesagros is the old church of Polj'tjssas that was the parish of village.
Located close by is the monastery of of Saint Nektarios, where in the abbey are the holy remains of the Saint. The imposing church of Saint Nektarios is built in micrography of Agia Sofia in Istambul.
The monastery of Virgin Mary of Hrysoleontjssas dating from the 17th century, is well worth visiting if you have the chance.
The abbey is located 15 minutes by foot from the village Psahni'. Heading to the abbey, you will pass through an extremely beautiful and peaceful route.
The various churches and monasteries on Aegina are of great interest, and
are definately worth paying a visit should you have the opportunity.