In a 10 minute distance from the hotel by car, at the foot of Mount Belles, in a great location in the prefecture of Serres, the relation of the region with the Garden of Virgin Mary (Mount Athos) is strong, as the sorority of the Sacred Hermitage of Akritochori Sidirokastro, which is situated there, is spiritually connected with the Holy Monastery of Xenophon and is the monastery’s dependency.
The magnificent Holy Hermitage of St. John the Baptist in Akritochori, Serres, was built in 1981 and is one of the most numerous hermitages of Greece with forty-five nuns and is under the spiritual guidance of Archimandrite Alexios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Xenophon of Mount Athos.
The ascent of the mountain prepares the soul to be uplifted to God.
The holy monastery in Serres Makrynitsa is located on the 4th kilometer north of our hotel. It is at the foot of Mount Kerkini (Belles) in a stunning and majestic landscape that inspires and relaxes the visitors-pilgrims. From the majestic mountain with view of lake Kerkini to the SE and lake Doirani to the SW. The ascent of the mountain prepares the soul to be uplifted to God.
Near monastiraki settlement, 2km away from the hotel, with magnificent view of Kerkini lake, is located the monastery of St. George. It is built on the top of a hill facing to the northwest the imposing massif of Mount Kerkini.