HOLY MONASTERY OF AGIA VARVARA
Monastery of Agia Barbara: With spectacular views of the northern coast and Alonissos, the Monastery of Agia Barbara is located near the nunnery of Timios Prodromos and it is the oldest monastery on Skopelos. According to the inscription, it was built in 1648.
The church is a basilica of single-aisle type with a dome and renovated probably in the year 1697.
The monastery is surrounded by a thick, tall wall that resembles a medieval fortress and the temple is the oldest on Skopelos (15th century). It is a gilded wooden temple decorated with flowers and vines, but also double-headed eagles.
Over the Great Gate and in the temple gaps there are two sets of performances depicting the 12 prophets and the Virgin, while the rest depict the Great Prayer and major holidays. There are also icons of the 17th c., while some have been stolen.
There are no monks in the monastery. It is cared for by Mrs. Magda, who will happily welcome you and show you around the monastery.
It was built in 1648
THE MONASTERY CELEBRATES
ON FEBRUARY 09 AND DECEMBER 10
Monastery of St. Barbara, St. Charalambos.
April - Sep 31
09:00 - 13:00 & 17:00 - 19:00
By road, a part of a dirt road or by Trail