Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, New Athos

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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.
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  • 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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