Agios Nektarios Monastery
Agios Nektarios Monastery
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  • Timmie B
    Athens, Greece32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Important religious monument in Aegina
    A very nice church and monastery both interesting! Saint Nektarios is really important in Aegina island, people come on a day trip just for this on the island! Allow yourself some time to explore and walk a bit from the church to the monastery it’s a lovely easy walk. You can explore saint Nektarios life here, see where he lived and some very interesting images of him. Also dress appropriate, they will provide skirts there too. Sundays are a bit busy so if you have the chance go another day.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Natalia D
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A TRULY WONDERFUL PLACE!
    This is a famous pilgrimage place, and it certainly does not disappoint. What you get out of your visit is always very personal. For the sake of the review, I would just say that it is easy to get to, even just by regular buses from Aegina Town, is open pretty much all day (not guaranteed at all at other monasteries), is shady and physically comfortable even on very hot days. Do allow yourself time to be quiet there, it really helps.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 21 July 2023
  • Niki P
    Nicosia, Cyprus89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit Greek Orthodox Monastery
    This is a spiritual place where soul rest and self searching may be achieved. Pray, enjoy the scenery, relax your mind. As a tourist you may visit for historical and theological reasons. As a Greek Orthodox you may pray to st Nektarios
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Souziq
    Larnaca, Cyprus436 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A holy moment in Aegina
    Visiting Agios Nectarios monastery this morning was a must for me.But when the visit took place at the time of the prayer to the Saint that was amazing.The hymns, the melodies the voices of the nuns unbelievable. I concider my self lucky that I was there today. The monastery is located at the top of a hill full of pines.An extraordinary big church dominates the entrance to the monastery.Going up the ramp and stairs is the Holy Trinity Monastery which was founded by Saint Nectarios during his stay in Aegina.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Evans P
    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania121 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must Visit on Island of Aegina
    Well worth the visit if you’re in Athens . The church is the largest church of any denomination on the Balkan Peninsula. The iconography is still work in progress. There is a side chapel which houses some of the remains of St Nektarios. It’s a wonderful place for prayer and meditation. It’s only a short 10 taxi ride from the port of Aegina Town.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
  • trustyviewer
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saint Nectarios
    A beautiful monastery and site of pilgrimage for all those who seek healing and guidance from the Holy Saint Nectarios. The saints relics are housed in a coffin inside the holy trinity monastery and this is venerated with faith by people all around the world. Further up the hill, you will find the living quarters of the monastery, where you can see Saint Nectarios actual bedroom, a smaller church, his tomb and a church shop selling icons, oils and more. If you have limited mobility and cannot climb the stairs to get there, you can exit the monastery, take the first left and drive up the hill to take you to the top of the living quarters. However, if you can climb the stairs you will see beautiful flowers and trees, planted all the way up to the top.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 May 2024
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19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A beautiful monastery and site of pilgrimage for all those who seek healing and guidance from the Holy Saint Nectarios. The saints relics are housed in a coffin inside the holy trinity monastery and this is venerated with faith by people all around the world. Further up the hill, you will find the living quarters of the monastery, where you can see Saint Nectarios actual bedroom, a smaller church, his tomb and a church shop selling icons, oils and more. If you have limited mobility and cannot climb the stairs to get there, you can exit the monastery, take the first left and drive up the hill to take you to the top of the living quarters. However, if you can climb the stairs you will see beautiful flowers and trees, planted all the way up to the top.
Written 27 May 2024
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Evans P
Chambersburg, PA121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well worth the visit if you’re in Athens . The church is the largest church of any denomination on the Balkan Peninsula. The iconography is still work in progress. There is a side chapel which houses some of the remains of St Nektarios. It’s a wonderful place for prayer and meditation. It’s only a short 10 taxi ride from the port of Aegina Town.
Written 3 October 2023
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Souziq
Larnaca, Cyprus436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Visiting Agios Nectarios monastery this morning was a must for me.But when the visit took place at the time of the prayer to the Saint that was amazing.The hymns, the melodies the voices of the nuns unbelievable.
I concider my self lucky that I was there today.
The monastery is located at the top of a hill full of pines.An extraordinary big church dominates the entrance to the monastery.Going up the ramp and stairs is the Holy Trinity Monastery which was founded by Saint Nectarios during his stay in Aegina.
Written 12 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Niki P
Nicosia, Cyprus89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a spiritual place where soul rest and self searching may be achieved. Pray, enjoy the scenery, relax your mind. As a tourist you may visit for historical and theological reasons. As a Greek Orthodox you may pray to st Nektarios
Written 28 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Natalia D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
This is a famous pilgrimage place, and it certainly does not disappoint. What you get out of your visit is always very personal. For the sake of the review, I would just say that it is easy to get to, even just by regular buses from Aegina Town, is open pretty much all day (not guaranteed at all at other monasteries), is shady and physically comfortable even on very hot days. Do allow yourself time to be quiet there, it really helps.
Written 21 July 2023
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Timmie B
Athens, Greece32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A very nice church and monastery both interesting! Saint Nektarios is really important in Aegina island, people come on a day trip just for this on the island! Allow yourself some time to explore and walk a bit from the church to the monastery it’s a lovely easy walk. You can explore saint Nektarios life here, see where he lived and some very interesting images of him. Also dress appropriate, they will provide skirts there too. Sundays are a bit busy so if you have the chance go another day.
Written 9 July 2023
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thomasdefise93
Arlon, Belgium898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Beautiful monastery located in the center of Aegina.
The Monastery of Agios (Saint) Nektarios is the most important religious monument of Aegina.
Entrance is free.
Written 18 May 2023
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Gina R
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Aegina is a lovely day trip via ferry from Athens. We got a taxi after arrival and went to visit the Agios Nektarios Monastery, the Temple of Aphaia (which is one of the most beautiful temple ruins we saw in Greece), and we went to see teh Medievil capital of Aegina, Paliachora. None of them should be missed. We also enjoyed walking around the harbor town, sampling different pistachios and checking out the local art. Paliachora is absolutely amazing and worth the trip alone.
Written 24 March 2023
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Patricia H
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Lovely church. We went on a Sunday morning & there were services going on in a side chapel, so we got to hear some of the music. Went up the stairs towards the monastery but did not tour monastery itself. Worth a stop but not a detour, unless you're Greek Orthodox.
Written 19 March 2023
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Mireille Monet
Villefranche-de-Conflent, France8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Even if you're not religious this is still a great place to visit! The history is interesting (I booked with Kiki Rebel Tours) and brought in a fun and light way. I would also recommend the film Man of God about the life of Saint Nektarios.
Written 21 October 2022
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