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Sarakinas Monastery (Megisti Lavra)

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The historical monument of Sarakinas Monastery Complex at Mournies, which is a dependency of the Megisti Lavra Monastery at Athos, features neoclassical buildings encircling a one-aisled temple that was rebuilt in the 19th century. The complex also includes cells and storage rooms for crops.

Dedicated to the Virgin Mary and Saint Athanasius the Athonite, an inscription reveals that the monastery was constructed during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Nikiforos Fokas in the 10th century.

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