Agia Varvara Monastery

It is the oldest monastery of Skopelos. It was built is 1648 according to the basilica dome design.

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AGIA VARVARA MONASTERY

The monastery of Agia Varvara is built with stone and is enclosed by a tall wall which is meant to blend into its surroundings. It is thought to have been a lookout for pirates and other invaders of the island since its location has an amazing view of the Aegean Sea and the island of Alonisos.

It is the oldest monastery of Skopelos. It was built is 1648 according to the basilica dome design. The temple of the church is gold-plated and adorned with decorative flowers and vine leaves.

The monastery celebrates on the 4th of December.

Directions: From the town of Skopelos drive on the coastal road towards Mt Palouki. At the end of the road, turn left and follow the signs to Iera Moni Sotiros. Make sure that when you get to the fork on the road you keep to your right. 1.7 km or about a five minute drive on the same road will get you to the monastery of Sotiros. To get to Agia Varvara you must continue on the same road that eventually will turn into a dirt road. Make sure though that at the end of the asphalt you take a sharp left up the hill. In about a kilometer you will be at the monastery of Agia Varvara.

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Σκόπελος 370 03 Agia Varvara, Skopelos Town, Skopelos 370 03, Greece
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