Trip Planner: Europe / Georgia / Abkhazia / New Athos / Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot
A place of both religious and historical significance, Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot offers scenic views in a secluded, natural setting. Ancient icons, mosaics, and inscriptions decorate this cave, where the saint lived out the last years of his life. You'll need hike on a rocky trail uphill to the site; once there, take some time to enjoy the view of the grand waterfall and the river where the saint allegedly used to swim. Have a look around the cave, where visitors leave notes with requests for St. Simon. Take some memorable photos of the mountains and the crystal clear waters. A visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New Athos route planner to plot your vacation.
Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot reviews
Amazing place with sound of waterfall 😍 There is a church in the end of the road but nothing special about it more »
The solitary place is located in a shady forest, where runs a river with turquoise water. Even if you are not into visiting sacred sites, have a walk in the forest - you will feel renewed and charged.... more »
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