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A wonderful spiritual place full of silence, tranquility, stunning views and wonderful people. It is obligatory to visit it if you are in the region. It is worth buying splendid souvenirs made in the monastery and hand-made soap.
This monastery is off the beaten path and may even be a little hard to find..but it's worth it! Have a little adventure, be brave, see the horse drawn carts working in the fields...on your way to this place.It is beautiful inside..simple, but very interesting.
We visited the Monastery of Eleusa this November and we fell in love with this holy place. It is so authentic, such solitude and energy in this place. A nun told us about the history of the monastery through the years. Anyone visiting this region...More
Welcomed at the door, our short tour helped me to better understand the significance of the structure. the fresco of young Jesus..precious. alone both inside and out - a once in a lifetime experience completed by the light rain..! Very worth the drive!
The name means the Holy Mother of God, the Merciful.
This small, ancient (11th century, I think) Byzantine monastery is famous all over Macedonia, and attracts many pilgrims. The frescoes and mosaics in the cool, dark inside are fascinating - one is of a twelve...More