Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, New Athos

#5 of 17 in Historic Sites in Abkhazia
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • It was somewhat anticlimactic to see this small church after having seen the magnificent monastery. The church wasn't open so it was only possible to see the outside, which was really nothing that...  more »
  • closed (most times!) not extraordinary from outside, but nice park nearby with waterfall and snack bar  more »
  • Very beautiful. Almost timeless. Very touristy. Good place to find souvenirs.
  • В Новом Афоне была несколько раз, но только углубившись в Истрию Абхазии узнала, что это храм Симона Канонита, 3го апостола Христа, тут на этой земле апостол проповедовал христианство, и принял мучительную смерть. Храм без табличек и информации, не функционирует, ориентировочный период постройки 5-6 в.н.э. За храмом есть источник, наберите там воды, она волшебная

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