Hydra Monastery of Agia Triada

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Location: Mandraki

Atop a small hill above the bay of Mandraki lies the Monastery of Agia Triada (also known as Holy Trinity)! It can be reached on foot from the settlement of Mandraki in a little over 40 minutes by following the designated trail from the Monastery of Agia Fotini! After spotting a grand mill, the main path will split into two smaller paths, one of which will lead to the Monastery of Agia Triada.

Agia Triada's architectural design was heavily influenced by Orthodox-type monasteries, given its Byzantine-style church building, triple bell towel, and white walls, while also boasting an extensive library, a garden, a handful of dining rooms, and a guesthouse!

The exact date of this monastery's construction is unknown, though it is believed to have been founded in 1704 by the priest Antonios Oikonomou, who bestowed all of his belongings to Agia Triada after his passing in 1736! In addition, Oikonomou was the grandfather of the navy captain who declared the Greek Revolution against the Turks in Hydra! During the Greek War of Independence (from 1821 to 1828), the Monastery of Agia Triada offered financial aid to Greeks, and in 1825, a team of Greek revolutionists fortified the monastery to protect it from a potential attack.

A severe thunderstorm destroyed the dome and roof of the Catholic parts in 1915, which were subsequently repaired with funding from the local benefactor Gkikas Koulouras. The monastery went through another renovation between the years 1970-1974.



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