Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, New Athos
(4.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
A place of both religious and historical significance, Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot offers scenic views in a secluded, natural setting. Ancient icons, mosaics, and inscriptions decorate this cave, where the saint lived out the last years of his life. You'll need hike on a rocky trail uphill to the site; once there, take some time to enjoy the view of the grand waterfall and the river where the saint allegedly used to swim. Have a look around the cave, where visitors leave notes with requests for St. Simon. Take some memorable photos of the mountains and the crystal clear waters. Put Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot into our New Athos tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in New Athos.
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  • Walking on a footpath forest along the river mountain among rich vegetation with thoughts about the brother of our Lord Jesus Christ...)))
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  • the Park is decorated very well, many interesting objects. Went to walk on the river and found to barely primetnoj trail another Grotto, not a tourist, but there's a lot of icons.
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  • Highly recommend there try. The Grotto is situated in the nature reserve. And that is very easy to get yourself. It is located behind the artificial waterfall (you will need to climb the stairs, which is to the right of it) and for railway inch plasma TVs. Wonderful Proguka guaranteed.
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