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St. Ephraim Monastery

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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A must visit for Christian Orthodox

We visit St. Ephraim Monastery every time we are in Athens. You need to know the closing times so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit and to pray for orthodox christians from many countries. The walls of the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Alin M
Bucuresti, Bucuresti, Romania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit St. Ephraim Monastery every time we are in Athens. You need to know the closing times so that you do not arrive during that time. They close for 4 hours midday in the summer.

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Reviewed 20 July 2018

A great place to visit and to pray for orthodox christians from many countries. The walls of the church are verry interesting.

Thank Alin M
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

This monastery it is located at the north east side of Athens .It is.an old monastery were you can see actually the Saint himself and the tree wich they found him.You can take with you holy water and oil and as you finished your visit...More

2  Thank Pit900
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Really worth a visit. Seemed complicated to get there at first, but it actually isn't. I read some other reviews and they were very helpful on how to get there, but i'm going to explain my own experience: we took the bus from the Ambelokipi...More

4  Thank Alinae473
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The inside of this Monastery is remarkable - definately worth a look. Unfortunately the hours to actually go inside are unclear, we lucked out and happen to be walking by early Sunday afternoon and it was open. Site is free to go in.

Thank Kirk S
Reviewed 18 March 2018

It's a Monastery, it's not a turist atraction. However is very good place and if you beleive its good to go. I'm going at Ortodox Easter seremony. It's worthy

3  Thank costas z
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I visited this monastery at least on a 8 occasions over the last 11 years and in my every visit I get the same feeling. The spirituality of the place is second to none.

1  Thank Georgiou7
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I attended the Christmas morning service there with the faithful. I was probably the only non-Greek there. This is a holy place with lots of pilgrims some in distress searching for healing. Entering any active orthodox monastery starts with lighting a candle and venerating the...More

1  Thank Farhad21
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to visiting but somewhat surprisingly we were asked whether or not we were Orthodox before entering the church. When we said that we were not Orthodox we were told that we could not enter.

5  Thank PhilipCac
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's a female orthodox monastery with strict dreess code as prescribed by the orthodox tradition (means mainly desent dreess code for women, no short skirt, etc). At the entrance you can find a small water fountain. It's basically the grave for St Ephraim remains.

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