Ipseni Monastery

Rodos, Greece

The monastery of Panagia of Ipseni (Our Lady of Ipseni) was established in the 19th century and functions normally, as it has always done, without interruption since its establishment. It is run by a group of friendly, very capable and self-sufficient nuns, who grow their own vegetables, live simple but fulfilling lives, and whose main wish is to keep their beautiful monastery among the hills going forever. Half of the complex, including the tall campanile, was built about 200 years ago.



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Founded: 19th century
Category: Religious sites in Greece

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Thuy Truong (13 months ago)
Very beatiful convent! A quiet place to have a cool down break on your trip.
Alan Cook (2 years ago)
Beautifully peaceful location. The nuns were very friendly and welcoming to all. Worth a visit.
Alexander Amundsen (2 years ago)
The new basilica is more or less finished with the exterior. They are now building the interior and will soon decorate. Should be finished in a few years. Nice little moni anyhow. Pass by if you are in the area.
D Chivers (2 years ago)
Beautiful setting, friendly and helpful nuns with some really nice homemade products. They were even Letting people taste some of the products outside of the old church. It was so peaceful and charming. I would recommend the climb up the cross, the view is excellent and very photogenic from up there. The new church wasn't finished but looked close to completion and I'm sure it will be amazing when completed. The old church is a lot smaller but is just as impressive in its own ways
Ken Ducker (3 years ago)
A special drive up through olive groves and pines (look out for Bee-eater birds) to the convent, set over several hectares. Has had a beautiful makeover recently and the grounds have a serenity and definitely a female touch. The new church is nearing completion and expects to open next year. We were warmly greeted by the nuns and offered orange juice and biscuits. There is a variety of convent made items in the souvenir shop including their own cheese (Greece is not all feta!).
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