Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The second monastery for old calendarists- monks along with the monastery Panagoulaki is the Exaltation of Holy Cross and it is located to the north of Kalamata, in the area of Prophet Elias on the way to Koutala.

The visitor in the Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross will enjoy the fantastic view that covers the entire area from Koroni to Mani. The Monastery of t Exaltation of the Holy Cross is built on the plateau of the mountain and the buildings are relatively new.

In the center of the monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross we can see the Byzantine church of the Holy Cross with carved temple surrounded by the cells of the monks.  there is the church of Prophet Elias next to the central temple and a chapel to the west was built in honor of Saint Xenia of Kalamata.

The element that stands out in the Monastery of Exaltation of the Holy Cross is the workshop with a total of six old but well maintained and functional wooden looms that even today are used by the nuns to embroider.

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