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St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

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Address: 4784 N Saint Josephs Way, Florence, AZ 85132-9399
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A peaceful and meditative environment

The monastery is a lovely oasis in a remote desert location. The dress code prepares you for a most interesting experience. St Anthony's in Florenc, AZ is a must see on your next... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The monastery is a lovely oasis in a remote desert location. The dress code prepares you for a most interesting experience. St Anthony's in Florenc, AZ is a must see on your next trip to the Tuscon area!

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see in Florence, ladies must wear head gear and a skirt, NO sandals, men must have long sleeve shirts. You can only speak to one priest who will answer your questions about the Monastry. They have wonderful gardens floral and vegetable also Olive trees and citrus. Really a wonderful experience, no cost to go in but... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting Monastery. Read the attire rules on line before you go. Men & women have to wear long sleeves and socks. Women long skirts and head scarfs. They have skirts to wear if you do not have one. 50 monks live here. Ranging in age from 20 to 80. Many Russian monks come here to die. Questions can only be... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see in Florence. It's so peaceful, beautiful and serene. Be sure to check their website for required attire and opening times.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Greek Monks have made an amazing place in the desert in a few short years. The Gardens, the Buildings, the Artwork and Icons are gorgeous. Women are obligated to wear a head scarf and long skirt. If you don't have that they will supply and it is a fun experience to see what you'll look like. I was disappointed... More 

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Arizona
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This sacred place is located 73 miles from Phoenix and 63 miles from Tucson off Route 79. Several monks arrived in the Sonoran desert of Arizona in 1995 from the Philotheous Monastery on Mt. Athos, Greece to begin construction of a new monastery. Visitors are asked to wear clothing to cover arms, legs, and head scarves for women--some articles are... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really did not want to leave St. Anthony's. This Greek Orthodox Monastery is a hidden gem in the Arizona desert. There are no signs to direct you there. There are no signs to tell you you are there. You just find it and you are there! Before entering all women are required to put on a long skirt and... More 

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Thank TheBoysGrandma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a day trip from Mesa to St. Anthony's Monestary. It was a nice drive out there. The first thing you see is a dazzling white chapel on a hill, Then the monastery parking lot. What an amazing place that was built by the monks that came from Greece. There are chapels, churches, fountains, orchards and quiet paths to... More 

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Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We visited St. Anthony's outside of Florence as a day trip from Mesa. The tranquility is amazing. The architecture in each of the chapels is so different. The monastery was only founded in 1995 and yet they have done so much. There is a dress code so check that out, don't worry ladies they have long skirts and scarves you... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Sometimes you come across a spot that invites you to hang around and take in the gifts. Maybe it's a shrine, a national park, or a zoo. That's how it was at St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery. We stayed in an RV park in Florence, Arizona so we could visit the grounds for a couple days. We are not Orthodox,... More 

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