The legacy of Greek Orthodoxy was an integral part of national identity and is a huge attraction for many visitors.
The churches with their fine iconography, mosaics, wall paintings and rare icons, the imposing Cathedrals, the chapels, monasteries and outdoor places of pilgrimage are testimony to the close and long relationship between Greeks and religious worship.
At many points in this region, the visitor will come across many religious buildings and monuments to various dogmas and religions, which shine a light on the multicultural history of the region over the centuries.
Municipality of Kavala
The Holy Temple of the Holy Trinity and the Five Holy Martyrs, in which the Sacred Relics of Saints...Learn more
This is located on the River Zygaktis, west of ancient Philippi. According to Luke the Evangelist (Acts 6.11), who...Learn more
Nea Karvali in Kavala is a continuation of the old Cappadocian Karvali (Gelveri) and is a link in the...Learn more
At a distance of just 3 km from Kavala, following the Thessaloniki-Kavala National Road and at the exact point...Learn more
In 1864, the Greek Orthodox community of Kavala gained the right to build a district outside of the town...Learn more
The building of the church of Saint Nikolaos was erected in the mid-16th century and functioned as a mosque...Learn more
The church of the Assumption of the Virgin is located in the historic district of Panagia, within the walls...Learn more
This is the third oldest church in Kavala, after those of Timios Prodromos and the Dormition of the Virgin....Learn more
The history of this church, which stands imposingly at the top of a cliff, above Kavala, begins in 1928...Learn more
The Holy Cathedral of the Apostle Paul was founded to honour and praise the fact that in this town...Learn more
The church of Saint George in Kavala, in the area of the same name in the centre of the...Learn more
The Catholic Monastery of St Paul in Kavala, otherwise known as the Lazarist Monastery of St Vincent de Paul...Learn more
Municipality of Nestos
A women’s monastery, located in the mountainous region of the River Nestos.Learn more
Municipality of Pangaio
Built in AD 400, this is the oldest monastery in the region, and perhaps one of the oldest in...Learn more
The monastery, grand in size, follows the Old Calendar. It was built in 1955, on the ruins of the...Learn more
This women’s monastery was founded in 1979 and operates according to the Typikon (regulations) of the monasteries of Mount...Learn more
This women’s monastery was founded in 1978 and operates according to the Typikon (regulations) of Mount Athos.Learn more
A women’s monastery which was initially a chapel of Saint Demetrius, piously maintained by a family of shepherds.Learn more
The chapel was built first in 1900, after which the cells were added, and since 1992 it has functioned...Learn more
Municipality of Thassos
Tradition holds that the Virgin herself, in the form of a woman dressed in black with a halo, appeared...Learn more
The monastery is located at the peak of Mt Ypsario, at an altitude of 770 m above the traditional...Learn more
In the year 1110, a small church was built on this spot, from inside of which holy water gushed...Learn more
The Athonite State, or else the Holy Mountain, occupies the third, most easterly and
magical peninsula of Halkidiki, the peninsula of Athos. It is the only place in Greece,
which is solely dedicated to prayer and the worship of god. For this reason, it is
known as the Holy Mountain.