Markopoulo Oropos Attica – Monastery
The Holy Women Cenobitic Monastery of Virgin Mary belongs to the Holy Metropolis of Attica. It celebrates according to the new calendar of the Greek Church on 21 November. It was built from scratch on the high place that is today, situated 2,5 km from the village of Markopoulo. The monastery was founded in 1968.
Two years later the first 4 sisters were permanently settled in this place, which used to be a deserted and wild landscape, back then. With primitive living through many hardships, they succeeded with faith and self-sacrifice to accomplish their holy craving.
The Virgin, whom the monastery was dedicated to, blessed the place and the Brotherhood. Today, 32 years since the founding of the monastery, there have been subsumed around the first Abbot Nun, Nymfodora Straga, 25 Sisters from Tripoli Arcadia, which crave the life of exercise and love the Angelic Scheme.
Today many pilgrims visit the monastery. There is a regular bus service between winter and summer, with a 700m stop from the Holy Monastery.
From the highway to the entrance of the monastery there are several informative signs. In the monastery there are kept the Holy Relics of the saints: Panteleimon, Chrysostom, Charalambous, Tryphon, Paraskevis, Eleftherios and other Saints, which are exposed to veneration during large celebrations.