Monastery of Prophet Joel
Τhe Monastery of Prophet Joeλ is in Fares or Giannitsanika in eastern Kalamata and is the only one of this category that belongs to Metropolis in Messinia.
The church in the Monastery of Prophet Joel was founded in 1963 and opened a year later,it is of Byzantine style, crossed with a dome and is dedicated to Prophet Joel. So it celebrates on October 19th, when the Orthodox Church celebrates the Saint.
It is worth visiting the small museum in Monastery of Prophet Joel that has been created by the nuns where they keep sacred icons, items and other sacred objects .
The Female Monastery of Prophet Joel was tested in the big earthquake in 1986 as 80 % of the buildings collapsed but with the help of donors new chapels were created as well as new cells and new auxiliary rooms.
The Monastery of Prophet Joel was founded in 1962 by Archimandrite Joel Giannakopoulos, who was awarded for the interpretation of the Bible and especially the Old Testament.