Monastery of Agia Efpraxia in Hydra
The Monastery of Agia Efpraxia in Hydra, Saronic: The Monastery of Agia Efpraxia is an important religious sight in Hydra Saronic. It is a female monastery that was originally built in 1865 together with the main church which actually boasts simpler architecture. The monastery is surrounded by many plane trees and it offers a unique view. Today, only a few nuns live in this monastery and take care of the building. They also run a small embroidery workshop.
The Monastery of Agia Efpraxia is located on top of a hill above the town, at an altitude of 500 m. It is found very close to the Monastery of Prophet Elias which is also well worth visiting. Visitors can go to the monastery on foot following a hiking trail from the Town or from Vlihos. The distance is about 40 min on foot from Town or you can either ride a donkey. The monastery of Agia Efpraxia is one of the most interesting sights of Hydra.