Monastery and Church of St. Nektarios
Their is no saint more beloved in Greece and other places in the world than St. Nektarios (1846-1920). He was born in Selymbria, Thrace close to what was then Constantinople and moved there at a young man. At the age of 30 he moved to the island of Chios, taught school and become a monk. There are many accounts of the life of St. Nektarios (e.g. among many sites, the Sandopolis blog has a good biography).
His life's work took place on the island of Aegina, where he founded a monastery (convent) and spent the great part of his life instructing the nuns, performing miracles and wishing for the solitude of a monastic, which eluded him because of his magnetism. His Troparion is a concise biography of his life as a holy monk:
Images from the Monastery and Cathedral of St. Nektarios