Agia Moni Monastery in Kythira, Greece
Kythira Churches & Monasteries - Agia Moni Monastery in Kythira, Greece is a sacred destination located on a lofty mountain overlooking Diakofti village. This historical monastery was reconstructed after being razed by the Ottomans in the 19th century. Legendary Greek General, Theodoros Kolokotronis, pledged to the Virgin Mary to renovate the monastery if he emerged victorious in the war. Today, the revered Agia Moni Monastery offers a welcoming sanctuary for pilgrims who seek to worship and participate in the 15-day fasting period in August. On August 6th, the monastery hosts the traditional celebration honoring the Savior, attracting visitors from all over the world.