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At a 15 minutes walk from the port of Aegina town, there is a small underground church dating from the 13th century. The icon of the Virgin in the second chapel, was found in the cave behind the alter. The underground church is locked and only open for visitors on certain times.
Aegina's version of Mystras. Located on a steep hill adjacent to the church and monastery of Agios Nektarios, it was the islands capital from the 9th century until the early 19th century AD). The setting itself is magnificent, especially in spring.
Between Agii Asomati & Kipseli
(+30) 22970 71508
The Byzantine church - Omorfi eklesia, the "beautiful church", is a tiny 13th century chapel, its interiour completely covered with frescoes. Located just outside Aegina town, in the area of Asomati.
This monastery lies south-west of the Afea Temple, on a beautiful spot surrounded by pine trees. It is a women's monastery since 1956. The monastery impresses the visitor with the nun's industriousness, its organisation but also the spirituality which is obvious during the mass with the melodic voices of the nuns who chant and every other church gathering.
+30 22970 53806 (mother superior)
One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios and the monastery of Agia Triada. Saint Nektarios of Aegina (1846-1920), is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. Agios Nektarios was known as a great miracle worker.