Agia Theodora
Agia Theodora
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Sightsee55925929338
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
A very emotional visit for me to this peaceful place with my family. The road is very curvy in the last half hour drive there so be careful. The image of the church as I walked up hearing the rushing water will always stay in my mind. There is no logical explanation for this church to withstand the test of time with 17 heavy trees on it's roof (age of the saint when she was martyred) except that it is a miracle. No roots inside or outside the stone walls. The water running underneath it smells like roses. Just incredible. Even where you light the candles they seem to float in the water. Bring back a little bottle of myrrh and an icon with you to always remember this place when you feel lost in the world like I did... Hope God will bring me back to this place again some day.
Written 19 June 2023
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Guide297883
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Amazing site and very peaceful. It is a phenomenon. Very helpful gentleman selling the tickets. Went after to Neromilio which was outstanding. Very quaint with a fire place. Excellent service and food. Owners very friendly and showed us how the mill worked and gave us treats to bring home
Written 9 March 2023
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Παναγιώτα Μ
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A unique church, inside the forest and next to the river, creating a cool weather in both the summer and the winter as well as an atmosphere of another world. The trees on the roof of the church have grown by themselves - no hand has done anything for this most attractive view. Really worth visiting.
Written 27 November 2022
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backtoGreece
St. Augustine, FL180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Orthodox Church is rich in tradition and faith. Agia Theodora Church is yet another example the Mystery and holiness that can only be found in the true Faith. This fascinating church, with trees growing out of the roof but NO roots, is out of the way in southwest Peloponnese, but worth a pilgrimage if in the region.
Written 9 July 2022
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Effrosyni M
219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This tiny Byzantine church is set amidst enchanting forestland. Impossible to imagine how these trees have sprouted from the roof, and thus one can only imagine the miracle of the legend can only be true... There's no sign of trunks or roots in the walls, despite scientists having put them under scrutiny (x-rays included). Also impossible how these weighty trees haven't destroyed the church across the centuries or show any signs of foliage or trunk in the interior. A little heartbroken to find the ancient frescos have been left to their fate and have nearly all faded away. The energy of the place is superb. A visit there can be combined with a walk down the path that starts from the church site and runs along the creek. I recommend the Neromylos taverna just 5 minutes down the path as you can combine your meal with a visit to the old water mill that's on the same grounds. If you're driving to Agia Theodora, go very slow around the windy roads. Very easy to get distracted, there are coaches on the road, and very little room at times. There's a precipice on one side, and danger of falling boulders on the other.
Written 26 October 2020
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Lizzy
Windsor and Maidenhead, UK896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We visited on a Thursday during Covid-19
Although one bus was full of Greek folks, no tourists to be seen
Read the legend and believe... Never have I witnessed anything like it before
It is hidden away in the mountains, so, please use a Sat Nav or GPS as you can easily miss the turns... The rocks fall onto the road so he careful

A MUST SEE

#BLESSINGS
Written 1 August 2020
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kas_mtl
Montreal, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Although the road to get there is not for the faint of heart, this awe-inspiring site is worth it. Take some time to research its history and enjoy the peaceful energy of the place while you're there.
Written 13 September 2019
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Petros
Limassol City, Cyprus305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
From the road Megalopolis towards Kalamata, a picturesque small road of approx 20km bring you to the place. Agia Theodora is a small stone church of 12th century with 17 big trees…grow on its roof! Strange enough there are no roots inside the church!
To explain the miracle a research project launched in 1996 by the University of Patras. Summarising the findings the scientists wrote:
“It was proved that the roots follow the gaps existing inside the side stonewall creating repulsion stresses between the stones and thus they reach the ground. This leads to the creation of a net of roots that reinforces the building from a static point of view opposing the roof load but also destroying the stonewalls. It was also proved that the south wall is almost intact while there seems to be a particular void in the north wall”
Worth a visit since the feeling from the photos is far from the feeling you have soon you see the church
Written 7 August 2019
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GrandTour37740147706
Tempe, AZ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
When traveling in Greece a while back, I had been told by a friend that I should visit this little hidden spot of a perpetual miracle. Our hotel was in Athens but we hired a driver for the day to take us to see the church of Agia Theadora in Megalopolis that has 24 full grown trees on top of this small church. The creek that flows beneath the church is part of the miracle and adds to this peacefull gem. Learning of the Saints' story and seeing these wonders first hand is nothing short of amazing.
Written 4 June 2019
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Suzi S
Yorkshire, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
A magnificent and unexplained miracle. Well worth a visit, and the Neromilos Taverna serves tasty and good value meals.
Written 4 June 2019
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