Monasteries

Hideaway “SAINT ARSENIOS The KAPPADOKIS”

It is approximately 95 km from Thessaloniki. Located in Halkidiki Vatopedi between the Monasteries Ormylias and John the Baptist. Church belongs to the Bishopric of Cassandra.

The monastery was founded in 1986 and the inauguration was made by the Metropolitan Cassandra. The monastery established with the encouragement and blessing of His Beatitude Elder Paisios.

The catholic church is a Byzantine church with a dome. It is celebrated on 10 November to St. Arsenius of Cappadocia and October 1 of Holy Protection according to the Byzantine tradition. It currently has 14 monks.

Phones Monastery: Monastery 237104198424I not accept pilgrims Monday-Wednesday and Friday. On other days of receiving the morning and 8:00 to 1:00 in the afternoon from 5:00 until 8:00. Admitted and group visitors after a telephone consultation.

Monastery St John the Forerunner

Located in Metamorphosis Chalkidiki, 2 km north of the village, about 96 km from Thessaloniki, after New Moudania and beginning of the Sithonia peninsula.

The Holy Monastery of Holy John the Baptist was founded in 1975 by Archimandrite Gregory Papassotiriou . The first candidate nuns were sisters Eugenia and Maria Choriataki , Sophia Kenanidou from Metamorphosis Chalkidiki and sisters Tsaprazoglou from Vatopedi . The space that housed the monastery was the same as that which housed the old agioritiko monastery of Dionysiou Monastery . It is not a coincidence that in a monastery served originally from chapel of St. John the Baptist. Over the years rebuilt the old buildings that are now the monk . The inauguration of the Catholic church was on 08/30/1981 .

It Byzantine style church with a dome , dedicated to the Nativity of John the Baptist . The construction of the temple was completed after 10 years of donations of the faithful.

Telephone: 2375061592

The monastery celebrates on 24 June and 29 August . Today has strength 50 nuns. The monastery does not accept pilgrims Wednesday and Friday and all the days of Lent.

Monastery of the Holy Fathers of Mount Athos

Located in Metamorphosis Chalkidiki , about 96 km from Thessaloniki , after New Moudania the Sithonia peninsula .

The Abbey is not subject to any cathedral but in Mount Athos. The Sanctuary Retreat has two temples. The first is dedicated to the Holy Mountain Fathers and was built in 1990 is one of the 14 respective temples across the Greece .

The second temple is dedicated to the Virgin Portaitissa 1997.Kai and built the two temples are built in Byzantine style . The monastery was founded by the monk Gregory Sapsonidi , who reposed in 1993.

‘s Strengths has 10 monks who raise 250 chickens and 14 goats to meet their needs. The first church is celebrated on the following Sunday after All Saints’ and the second on the second day of Easter. Both were built with personal work of the monks. The Sanctuary Retreat has no water and the road to it is not passable.

SANCTUARY priory ENVAGELISMOU OF MARY

The monastery of the ” Annunciation ” 1.5 km northeast of Vatopedi and 4 km from Ormilia , is the largest in Greece and global radiation , hosting 130 people , including 110 priests and 20 nuns , novices , laborers and managers . It is one of the many dependencies of St. conditions in the Ormilia . Had the scope of the present village of Vatopedi , which after the expropriation of 1924 was given to refugees where built in the village . Evidence for the existence of Vatopedi dependency we have from 12o century. In the monastery were originally a main building in 1903 , a small chapel dedicated to the Annunciation and a few small storage areas . 1974 purchased from Simon Monastery Petra and now as Simonopetritis dependency given for the installation of female fraternity which is under the guidance of Abbot Simon of Petra. Today the monastery is stavropigiaka and Patriarchal and numbers 120 nuns nun Abbess Nicodemus . The current monastery was rebuilt after the old buildings expanded building to meet the needs of this great brotherhood keeping with much respect the color of the Athonite tradition. The catholic church is a Byzantine church with a dome in which the visitor can admire mosaics crafted by the nuns and famous frescoes from the hagiographic team monastery. Celebrated on March 25, the Annunciation and on July 22 of St. Mary MAGDALINI which she is patron of leading monastery Simon Petra.

Contact numbers : 2371041278 and 2371041498 .

The monastery does not accept pilgrims Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Engine Hours : 10:00 to 4:00 during summer and 10:00 to 2:00 during the winter

John the Baptist Monastery

Located in Metamorphosis Chalkidiki , 2 km north of the village , about 96 km from Thessaloniki , after New Moudania and beginning of the Sithonia peninsula .

The Holy Monastery of Holy John the Baptist was founded in 1975 by Archimandrite Gregory Papassotiriou . The first candidate nuns were sisters Eugenia and Maria Choriataki , Sophia Kenanidou from Metamorphosis Chalkidiki and sisters Tsaprazoglou from Vatopedi . The space that housed the monastery was the same as that which housed the old agioritiko monastery of Dionysiou Monastery . It is not a coincidence that in a monastery served originally from chapel of St. John the Baptist. Over the years rebuilt the old buildings that are now the monk . The inauguration of the Catholic church was on 08/30/1981 .

It Byzantine style church with a dome , dedicated to the Nativity of John the Baptist . The construction of the temple was completed after 10 years of donations of the faithful. The monastery celebrates on 24 June and 29 August . Today has strength 50 nuns. The monastery does not accept pilgrims Wednesday and Friday and all the days of Lent.

Telephone: 2375061592

HOLY CHURCH St. George, patron

The church ‘s patron St. George is located in central Ormilia and classical Ottoman -aisled basilica with iconostasis of Macedonian folk style which has not yet been restored. It was built in 19th century . , Precisely the year 1818 . Built on the site preexisting Byzantine church dedicated to Saint Charalambos was destroyed by fire. But the newly constructed temple was destroyed , also by fire , three years later, during the Revolution of Chalkidiki in Turkish . Again , however, the piety of the people restored to its previous form.

The church was dedicated to the Great Martyr George because of the previous disaster survived miraculously the only picture that today is efestios picture.

Events

– The feast of St. Nikita (Sept. 15) and the feast of St. Panteleimon (July 27) at the chapel with shared meal

– Folklore events the weekend of Shrove Monday.

– The crossing of Toronaios the last Sunday of July. Swimmers who come from around the world, starting in the morning from Kallithea Kassandra and finish the afternoon at the beach Champion. Following public entertainment.

River Chabrias

Our country is endowed with many rivers , streams and creeks . Our law is characterized mainly impetuous torrents and deep ravines alive , especially in times of heavy rain . The biggest and most important aquatic resource is Chabrias the river , the river of Ormilia , whose basin covers the central and eastern part of the prefecture of Halkidiki.

The Le Havre, as it is part of everyday life for residents who live next to it, an interesting proposal for research activities that were developed and deployed by local residents regarding professional activities related to the production of goods , recreation, agritourism development or other economic activities. So we felt that our participation in local Thematic Network for Environmental Education ‘ Chabrias the river that unites us ‘ with the theme ‘ River and man – Le Havre, the river Ormilia and human activities may help to highlight this important water resource , of which only a small portion of the passing of the Municipal District of Metanghitsi Sithonia .

Alikes

The salt flats are located on the beach of Vatopedi. It was the place from where our ancestors were supplied with salt during the summer, as the evaporation leave the dried shores of a salt layer. Besides the concentration of the salt remains Alatompara known for mud. Beneficial considered the mud of Alatomparas for those suffering from arthritis. The visiting party during the summer months when the waters have subsided.

Beaches

Psakoudia

This beautiful beach of Psakoudia is located 80 km from Thessaloniki and 2 km from Elizabeth’s House. On the beach the green of pine mingles with the deep blue sea and sky, creating an image of incomparable natural beauty. The presence of the pine stands along the beach. It has restaurants, bars and opportunity for all kinds of water sports.

Metamorfosis

The beach is sandy, mixed with small pebbles and there are some rocks in the water. Pines grow near the shore, so the air is cool and smells. Ideal place for relaxing holidays. (3 km from Elizabeth’s House)

Coast Kalogria , Nikiti

Another beautiful beach of Chalkidiki , five kilometers from the winner. It has great length coast renowned for its velvety white sand. A special feature is the small rocky island in the middle of the bay of a nun. It is easily accessible by car, while the northern part is mainly organized beach with sunbeds and beach bar.

Distances 5.5chm of Nikiti.

14.5chm of new Marmata .

95.5chm from Thessaloniki .

Disabled accessibility :

• Good . Prefer the southern part of the beach. You can park your car at the promenade. From there the sea is a few meters.

Beach Ai Giannis

A very beautiful, open area of ​​the Champion in Sithonia Halkidiki. The beach has a velvety sand and great length and width. For this reason it is suitable for sports , concerts , etc. Besides swimming , you can enjoy food and coffee at both beach bar on the beach.

The area belongs to the company that leverages tourist properties of Greek bonds. In earlier more ” heroic ” era , was there camping that diacheirizotane company roots . Today, the area remains ” undeveloped ” and therefore free to the public.

Distances 4.5km from Nikiti.

15.5 km from Neos Marmaras.

95km from Thessaloniki.

Disabled accessibility:

• Good . Easy parking . The water deepens abruptly in some places.

Beach Koviou Nikiti

This is one of the loveliest beaches . The water is blue , not too deep and maintain a cool temperature most of the time . The sea is usually left without waving even when blowing. The velvety and fine sand ideal for hours of sunbathing . The rocky coastline before the beach is ideal for exploring the seabed and amateur speargun .

Distances 5km from Nikiti.

15km of new Marmara.

95km from Thessaloniki .

Disabled accessibility :

• Difficult . For easily accessible coasts select from the blue flags.

Coast Spathies

Is a relatively unknown beach but offers a stunning composition of rocks , sea and pine trees. Located south of the beach Kalogria and consists of two bays. In the first bay , the coastline is mainly rocky and there is only a small sandy beach at the south eastern end. The second creek forms a larger beach with shallow warm waters .

Distances 6km from Nikiti.

14km ​​of new Marmara.

96 km from Thessaloniki .

Disabled accessibility :

• Difficult . The small beach is easily accessible from the road, but there is not much space and scattered rocks on the beach . The largest beach is otherwise difficult to access .