On the road Serres – Kavala right after 'Kormista' at the limits of the county Serres – Kavala and the northern side of the wooded mount “Paggaio” in beautiful natural location and at an altitude of 753 meters, is the Monastery of 'Virgin Mary Eikosifoinissas'. This Monastery is one of the two holiest places of Eastern Macedonia, which continues to this day attracts numerous devotees who come to worship the 'impalpable image of the Virgin' and relax in the peaceful surroundings.
Located in a deep green forest of cypress and pine trees, the Monastery of John the Baptist is surrounded by nature and is definitely one of the nicest monasteries to visit in the greater area of Serres. The Monastery was built in 1270 AD and despite a number of disasters, is now a Monument of extraordinary beauty. The monastery also has a Museum of Byzantine Art.
The photos belong to the cultural department of Serres perfecture.
Photographers : Zisis Mandiotis, Michalis Konstantinidis, Xhristina Papafragou