Churches and Monasteries in Pelion

Scattered throughout the many villages in Pelion are a wide selection of beautiful churches and monasteries that are well worth visiting, where you can see many beautiful religious icons and works of art.

Churches in Pelion

The churches and monasteries that are located in Pelion vary in size, from the very small to the impressive. These churches and monasteries are extremely popular with visitors in Pelion and inside one can view the unique religious works of art on display.

Probably the most famous church in Pelion is the church of "Agia Marina" in the village of Kissos. This church is beautifully decorated with wooden frescoes and is one church that you must pay a visit to when in Pelion. For more information check our Agia Marina church page.

Below you will find information about a large number of churches and monasteries spread out all over Pelion.

Agios Vlasios

Church of Agios Vlasios - contains many beautiful and impressive icons. The church was built in 1820, by the skilled builder Dimos Zapaniotis, who was from Herpiros.

Agios Georgios Nilias

Monastery of Panmegiston-Taxiarhon. Built in 1309, it now operates as a monastery for women.

Agios Dimitrios

Many churches in this village, such as Agios Dimitrios, Agios Ioannis Theologos, Agios Georgios and the Metamorphosis of Sotira.

Agios Ioannis

Country chapels of Ai-Yiorgi, Ai-Yiannaki and the monastery of Ai-Yianni.

Agios Lavrentios

Byzantine monastery of Agios Lavrentios. This monastery was built in 1378 by the monk Lavrentios, who came to this area from the monastery of Athos in Meteora.


Chapel of Panagia Tripia, which is built into a rock by the sea. Also there is the chapel of Timiou Stavrou (Holy Cross), which houses a beautiful wooden carved icon.


Byzantine church "Monument of Kimiseos of Theotkou". Houses beautiful frescoes dated from the 18th century.


18th century church of Agios Athanasios. The wooden icons in this church are well worth a look at. Also visit the chapel of Ag.Triada, which has many impressive icons and frescoes.


The church of Agii Apostoli. The belfry of this church is amazing, and stands at 45 meters in height.It was made by local workmen in 1914 from marble.


Church of Ai-Yiannis, which was built by the builder Dimos Zapaniotis from Herpirus.


Chapel of Agios Nicolaos, with beautiful painted frescoes by Ioannis Pagonis.


Church of Agios Ioannis. This church is full of beautiful frescoes, which were done by the famous painter, Ioannis Pagonis.


Church of Agios Georgios, which was built in 1747.


Church of Agia Marina. See top of the page for more details and a link to the page about the church.


Monastery of "Panagias Tis Labithonas", which was built in 1800.


Monastery of Agios Athanasios. This monastery is extremely beautiful to visit and has many interesting icons and relects inside. To visit it, you must ask for information at the town hall.


Church of Agios Ioannis. Here you can see the frescoes that date from 1910, which were painted by the artist Theofilos.


There are a few churches in this village that are well worth a visit. They include the church of Agios Ioannis Prothromos, Proifiti Hilia, Agii Arargiri and Agios Konstantinos.


Church of Zoothohou Pigis (meaning Life Giving Stream). Inside are old icons dating from 1830.


Church of Pamegiston Taxiarhon, which was built in 1741, in the village square. From here started the revolution against the Turks in May 1821, under the leadership of Anthimos Gazis.


Monastery of Agii Sarada, on the nearby island of Alatas, and the monastery of Zoothohou Pigis on the small island of Prassouda.


Church of Agios Dimitrios, dating from 1760, and home to many beautifully sculptured wooden icons, and frescoes painted by Ioannis Pagonis.


Monastery of Agios Athanasios, which was built in 1795 by the "Stergios Basdekis".


Chapel of Panagias Tis Portareas, which houses many painted icons and frescoes, and is located right next to the church of Agios Nicolaos.


Monastery of Panagias Rasovas, which was built in the 13th century.


Chapel that is dedicated to the "Mother of God Mary", and which dates from 1807.


Stone church of Agios Georgios, which was built in 1892. There is also the church of Agia Paraskevi.


The monastery of Timiou Prothromou, which was originally built in 1795, but was destroyed by the Turks. It was rebuilt in 1840, and today is operating as a monastery for women.


Churches of Agios Athanasios, dating from 1799, and Agia Trianda, with beautiful wooden icons, and the despotic throne of Napolean that is dated from 1739.

Trikeri Palio

Church of Agios Yiannis, dating from 1786.


The chapel of Panagias of Megalomatas, and the secret school, which is actually built inside a cave.


Monastery of Agios Ioannis Prothromos, which was built in 1789, and the church of Zoothohou Pigis (Life Giving Stream), built in 1725.


Church of Kimisis Tis Theotokou, which dates from 1450. Inside there are beautiful golden sculptures and painted frescoes.


Many churches worth visiting, such as the churches of Agia Paraskevi (1803), Agios Georgios - St.George (1765), and Agia Kiriaki (1740). All are decorated with beautiful golden icons.