New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, New Athos

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Your first glimpse of New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery encompasses shining golden domes rising above the surrounding forest, which runs down to the sea. Construction began in 1875; the Russian Orthodox monks who lived there built the complex. The monastery, an enclosed rectangle, surrounds the church of St. Pantaleon and the 50 m (164 ft) bell tower, which still is active today. Enter the church to view frescoed walls painted in the early 20th century, colored with gold, blues, reds, and white depicting scenes from the Bible. Walk the tiled floor and view ornate metalwork and fixtures in this large space that, during the Soviet era, was used as a hospital, storage space, tourist base, and museum. A visit to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New Athos itinerary site to plot your vacation.
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  • August 14, 2017
    An amazing combination, when almost all in new Athos paid)) are religious or not, the place is highly recommended for a visit. Very beautiful interior decoration and architecture. Bonus eats a small viewing platform nearby. Upstairs (which is not just climb steep), you can buy a drink and a snack, the toilet is also available. In the monastery strict dress code: girls-shawl + skirt, boys trousers (shorts). For "unprepared" at the entrance, you can take the desired clothes absolutely free. Candles bought near the place where clothes, in the cellar.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This is where the spectacular scenery of the surrounding sea and monastery park. Parking here is free of charge for an hour, but I think this time enough for you to catch all the view. A place of spiritual power you feel immediately, even though the abundance of tourists. Here, as in other places Abkhazia, better to come in the morning. After lunch a lot of tour groups. If you came, I advise you to go on a range of previously armed with guide. Place clearly deserves attention.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Now, after visiting many other temples of Diveevo Russia and the world, the magnitude of delight from the monastery greatly calmed down. Now you see, that is not so much "on the soul". And their many ... This time it was not pleasant. Maybe for those who for the first time-not bad ...
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