• Location of the Church: Between Astris and Aliki


The Monastery of Michael Archangel is a women’s hermitage, which falls under Mount Athos and was founded by Philotheos Monastery. You can easily visit it as it is located on the island’s ring road between Aliki and Astris villages. It is perhaps one of the most well-known monasteries of the island also due to its location, as it is built on the edge of a precipice and thus the pilgrim can be enchanted by the view of the Aegean Sea and the Mountain. Apart from the location, the Monastery is famous as it preserves a part of the nails used during the Christ’s crucifixion and for this reason hundreds of pilgrims flock to the island every year. Finally, it is worthwhile visiting the showroom of the monastery.

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