Agnountos Monastery in Epidavros, Peloponnese
Set in beautiful open countryside, one will find this wonderful 11th Century Byzantine monastery. One of the best churches in Peloponnese, Agnountos monastery in Epidavros is located alongside the main Ermioni to Corinth road, it is well worth stopping and visiting. A ramp from the parking area takes you through the olive tree gardens to the monastery entrance. At the entrance there are a couple of small shops, one selling holy relics whereas the other sells various natural foods, all made by the local Orthodox nuns. The grounds are rustic and offer natural beauty, shade, peace and tranquillity. The holy relics, frescos and icons inside the church of Panaghia are amazing. Please note that no photo's may be taken inside the church. The resident nuns will put a light on for you, if it is too dark, which will allow you to appreciate the amazing Byzantine artwork. Dress code: no t-shirts or shorts allowed.