Naxos Agios Ioannis Chryssostomos Monastery

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Location: Town

The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Chryssostomos (John Chrysostom) lies on the hill above Grotta, 3 kilometers away from Naxos Town. Its location allows breathtaking panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the neighboring Cyclades.

The monastery was established in the early 13th century BC and is dedicated to Saint John. It has been serving as a female abbey ever since.
The fortified building exhibits the characteristics of traditional Cycladic architecture but also features medieval attributes. Mention-worthy relics include the books that Saint Nikodimos, the patron saint of Naxos, had sent to his mother, who was a nun there.

The monastery was restored during the 18th century by Andronikos Pradounas. Its interior includes a chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas, where visitors can see various icons from the Byzantine era, with the infamous silver icon of John Chrysostom that dates back to 1818 standing out.

How to get there

The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Chryssostomos is located in Chora.

Private transfers: We recommend using an online pre-booked transfer service, which provides transfer by taxi, minibus, or private VIP car and arranging a pickup directly from the port, airport, or your hotel. Alternatively, there’s the option of arranging a pickup by a local driver directly at the following numbers: 0030 22850 25835, 0030 22850 24829, or booking your taxi online.

Car rental: Τhere's the option of renting a car and picking it up directly from the airport, port, or your hotel. Using a rental car allows visitors to discover Chora and many other places of interest at their own pace.

Public transport: The central bus station of the island is located at the Port of Naxos. There are bus connections between Chora and most areas of the island. Consider that time schedules might change according to the season. Check the official timetables here.



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