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I agree with the other positive reviewers about this monastery.
Moreover, I especially enjoyed the quiet and solitude of the location and building. It was a time that I reflected on its place in human and Christian history.
Though not a major tourist destination like...More
This is a Greek Orthodox monestry, with a beautiful church.
The original church, which was built in the 5th century, is now ruins located about 200m from the new church, which was renovated in 1890.
The church has a golden cape, nice mosaics and greek...More
Visited this gorgeous Greek monastery on our way to see of Galilee. In Arabic it is known as Deir Hajla, meaning the monastery of the partridge, a bird common to the area.The monastery is named after St. Gerassimos. The lower part shows paintings of Mother...More
We went and spent a few hours there and caught up with Father Kyriacos, he is so nice. He is originally from Cyprus and speaks like a true Cyriot as we are. He made us feel like home. The Monastry is beautiful and very well...More
The Monastery is named after Saint Gerassimos. He is easily recognized on any icon - always pictured with a lion.
The story dates back to the 5th century (455 AD), when Gerassimos was an abbot living in a monastery about a mile from the River...More