Moni Osiou Patapiou
Moni Osiou Patapiou
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
The St. Patapios Monastery is set on a hill (mountain) just above, north from the sea side town of Loutraki. Have in mind this is not the Monastery you see on that same hill from Loutraki beach. The St. Patapios Monastery is further up, secluded in the mountain, hard to spot down from the town.
A 15-20 min narrow winding road drive takes you to a parking lot from where're several flights of steps to the Monastery.
You can visit a nicely decorated small Church, as well the cave with St. Patapios relics.
Best of all are the outstanding views from there - towns of Loutraki and Corinth, the Ionian side entrance to Corinth canal and both, Ionian and Aegean Sea.
It's a nice 2 hours excursion from Loutraki I strongly recommend, both cultural and scenic.
Written 20 August 2023
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Ronderland
Beirut, Lebanon2,947 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
a place to feel serenity. when in loutraki, drive towards this monastery and enjoy the peace and the view.
Written 14 March 2019
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Иван С
Moscow, Russia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
This monastery of Saint Patapios of Egypt was founded at the place, where St. Patapios lived and prayed in small cave near the top of Gerani Mountains (early V c. AD) after his long travels through all Mediterranean.
He get here from Korinthos (now Ancient Korinthos), where he preached. He decide to stay at the bottom of this mountains (now north side of Loutraki town) at the place, where St. Ap. Andrew was at late I c. AD (now there is a church in the name of Saint Apostle). Some time after he decided to leave the people living around and climbed to the mountain to live at alone cave as real monk. Some time after his death a monastery was founded at that place. Some people remembered, that St. Patapios had living here, but didn’t know, where he leaved for.
Some time ago one of monks, who was living at that cave, had asking for the igumenos (prior) of this monastery to reconstruct the cave because it was very arrow and low, and the monk was tall and mighty. Father igoumenos had blessed this reconstruction, but after beginning of work the monk had seen a dream: St. Patapios had visited him and said to be care with reconstruction works because beside the wall is the place of rest of His Holy Relics. After parsing the wall His Saint Relics were discovered and identified.
This cave is still here, beside of church, and all Christians can visit here and kneel down to His Holy Relics. There is a church, where you can pray, nearby is a little store with icons, prayer beads and other sacral artifacts. There’re also calendars, books (especially in Greek), and some other souvenirs.
There is a very nice sideview to Korinthian Bay and Loutraki town until Corinthian channel. When the sky is clear, you can view a mountain across the bay – there is Acrokorithos – middle-ages fortress, and at the bottom of it you can see (with binocular or smth. else) Ancient Korinthos – the place, wherefrom St. Patapios had getting here.
Written 27 August 2018
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EAMT
Povoa de Varzim, Portugal57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
If you are keen on immerse yourself in Christianity places, you should visit this site. It has an ancient cave with the remainings of a saint and you could silently feel the old Christians praying secretly when Greece was occupied by the Ottomans (actually the cave ceiling is all burned by the candles lighted). The view is breathtaking and you really can fee connected to the sacred. Go in the morning so less visitors and buy some fig jelly to the lady by the stairs, which is awesome.
Written 17 September 2018
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Panagiotis S
443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
The monastery of saint Potapios outside of loutraki is a magical place!!the view is terrific and you can feel the holiness at the first time that you will get there.A very nice experience that you do not have to loose if you believe and your faith is strong!this place.makes you feel calm.by the first time that you will join there.
Written 4 May 2018
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Dave S
Loutraki, Greece67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
You need a car to get up the twisting step climb, but its worth the effort. Services most days so great respect needed. You can visit the body of the Saint and say your prayers in this very peaceful place. Small shop to buy religious gifts where they even offer you a free drink of tea or coffee. The views from the terrace over the Bay of Corinth are spectacular. Dont miss it.
Written 13 March 2017
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Peter H
Zoetermeer15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
It takes a steep mountain road with some hairpins and finally a lot of steps to get there, but what an amazing views .....
Very friendly, hospitable nuns, some speak english; beautiful chapel and cave with the remains of the saint, a very special place for prayer and meditation with deep connections for love, compassion, consolation and healing. beautiful and very special experience, blessed to have been there !
Written 4 October 2016
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Peter H
Zoetermeer15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
steep road, hairpins, and climbing many steps lead to amazing views, and amazing energy at the cave and chapel, deep connections with love, compassion, healing and consolation; very kind hospitable and understanding nuns willing to help and guide you, some speak english
Written 4 October 2016
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Nevaly
Moscow, Russia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Solo
A bus goes to the monastery at 7AM or Sunday and back at 10:30 PM. Fare is 4,2 €. Although the monastery is small, I have been impressed with spiritual atmosphere. Great view of Loutraki, Korinth channel, Korinth.
Written 3 September 2015
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Monika K
Warsaw, Poland50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Very interesting place of local worship, with a long history.
Very beautiful viewpoint on the Corinthian Gulf and its immediate surroundings. The road through the mountains - absolutely beautiful.
Written 8 September 2019
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