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SKETE AGIA ANNA

Five hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra y lies the skete of Agia Anna.

Five hours away from the monastery of Megisti Lavra and one hour away from Saint Paul’s monastery, lies the skete of Agia Anna. Agia Anna is the oldest and largest skete in Mount Athos ( Agion Oros ). It was founded in the 16th century and today consists of 50 cells (kelia) and huts (kalives), occupied by 85 monks.

Agia Anna’s kiriako (main temple) is named in honor of St. Anne and was built by Patriarch Dionysius Vardalis in 1666. The library contains 200 manuscripts, 3 codes made of parchment, 700 prints and many icons. The skete belongs to Megisti Lavra monastery.