Monastery of Agios Ioannis – Giona

About 6 km from the village of Rodopos and in the middle of the route to Agios Pavlos we meet the famous monastery of Agios Ioannis Gionas.

It’s celebration every year on August 29 is famous and renowned, with a crowd of about 4,000 to 8,000 thousand people, with an all-night feast, food and plenty of wine in honor of the saint.

In front of the church we find the mythical plane tree, where, after a miraculous intervention, it’s leaves go upside down, that is, with the lint upwards.
A strange natural phenomenon.