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i-m-timiou-prodromou 1stIn 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 new impressive Catholic was consecrated in October 2012 by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. The church, with a total size of 500 m2, is an exact copy of the Old Catholic Monastery of Xenophon (10th century), Athonite rhythm, with cruciform domes. It was constructed entirely by traditional building materials such as stone, marble and ceramic bricks. The visitor is reallly impressed by the beautiful view. Lake Kerkini unfolds all its glory. Lush vegetation covers Mount Belles. It is a sight worth visiting, especially by women, who can not visit Mount Athos, so as to get an idea of the Athonite Byzantine architecture and Athos monastic life.

The visitor who will choose to attend a liturgy at the Monastery during Christmas or Easter holidays is very lucky. Unique experience- soul serenity!

On August 29, the Monastery celebrates ,the feast-day of saint John.










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