GOUMENISSA AND WIDER AREA
Church of Agios Georgios
The construction of the Church of Agios Georgios in Goumenissa dates back to 1862, according to an inscription that survives in the church. This is an impressive holy Metropolitan church that leaves the visitor dazzled!It is a three-aisled wooden-roofed basilica with a wooden painted iconostasis, a pulpit with a wood-carved base and painted decoration on the ceilings and is a unique example of this type of architecture for the Kilkis Regional Unit.
Holy Church of Agia Kyriaki
The church of Agia Kyriaki in Filyria is a post-Byzantine three-aisled royal church with a niche that has external blind arches and its construction dates back to 1860.
Holy Convent of Agios Nikodimos
A part of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petra, with an imposing appearance that was founded in 1981 and operates according to the Mount Athos standard. The central church is double and its upper level is dedicated to Agios Nikodimos while the ground floor is dedicated to Agios Raphael, Agia Irene and Agios Nikolaos. The hagiography of the Monastery is particularly famous with its exceptional icons.
Holy Monastery of Panagia Goumenissa
The Holy Monastery of Panagia Goumenissa with the homonymous miraculous icon of Panagia, functions as a male convent and as a sacred place of pilgrimage.
It is the seat of the Holy Metropolis of Goumenissi, Axioupolis and Polykastro.
In the first years of its operation it was catholic and was granted to the Monastery of Iveron on Mount Athos in 1346 AD, while it was the reason for the founding of the city of the same name. The miraculous icon of Panagia Goumenissa is honored 4 times a year:
- Of Ypapantis February 2 with vigilance.
- On the first Sunday of March with a litany.
- On the third day of Easter with a litany.
- The three days 15 (feast of the Assumption of the Virgin), 16 & 17 August (feast of the Transfiguration of the Virgin).
Tel: 23430 43363
Holy Monastery of Agios Raphael
The moment when the traditional religion meets the grandeur of nature! In the area of Griva, at an elevation of 600 meters, in a fabulous natural environment of Paiko mountain, is placed the holy monastery of Agios Raphael, Nikolaos and Irene, having as view the breathtaking valley of Axios. The male monastery was established in 1992.
In the monastery are kept the holy relics of Agios Raphael,Agios Nikolaos, Agia Irene, Agia Maria Magdalini and a small piece of true cross.
The monastery is open from 7am until sunset.
Tel: 23.430-20.270, FAX: 23.430-20.271
Retreat of Agios Georgios, Anydro. Female.
The holy retreat of Agios Georgios, established in 1991 belongs to the Metropolis of Goumenissa, even though it’s not part of the municipality of Paionia. In the retreat there are 10 nuns. It is located in the ruins of Anydros deserted settlement, in a quiet area, by having as a landmark the old temple of Agios Georgios.In the small church that dates back to the middle of the 19th century, a remarkable Byzantine decoration is preserved with wood carvings, frescoes and icons of the time on the iconostasis and the roof.