The Holy Monastery of Giromeri
Trip Start Apr 24, 2011
79Trip End Ongoing
We are very close to the Albanian borders, 23 Kms from Igoumenitsa and we are visiting the Monastery of Giromeri which is found on the west slopes of the mountain range of Farmakovouni.
The Monastery belongs to the Metropolis of Paramythia, and is run according to the regulations of the monastic way of a convent as far as both the monks' life and their rituals are concerned. Quests are welcomed to visit the Monastery from dawn till sunset.
The coach we are in is huge and the road is very narrow
We saw two monks while there, and one of them gave us a short speech on the history and founder of the Monastery. The founder was Saint Nilos.
A cup of Greek coffee and a Greek delicacy –loukoumi, is always welcome and we were treated with such after we came out in the gardens.
More on the history of the Monastery here: