Saint Nikolas Church, Spata
Agios Nikolaos Monastery is located 1.5 km from Spata village and 44 km from our Hotel Ionion. It was built about 200 years ago after the shepherd’s icon of Saint Nicholas was found by a shepherd. The church is built of basilica stone and has simple decoration. Outside the temple there are springs with water from the spring beneath the temple’s sanctuary. Large plane trees casting their shadows on the stone table seats and a magnificent view of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding mountain ranges of Movri. The monastery used to have an orphanage with many children and a permanent teacher that remains closed today.
The monastery celebrates the remake of the relics of St. Nicholas on May 10 and is a pole of attraction for many people because of the many miracles of the Saint. If you are there on the eve of the holiday you will see a crowd of pilgrims walking up to the monastery even from Patras at night.