Holy Monastery of Agii Konstantinos and Heleni
Holy Monastery of Agii Konstantinos and Heleni

Known also as the Monastery of Kalogreon (nuns), the Holy Monastery of Agii Konstantinos and Heleni, which was founded by the Hieromonk and Teacher Gerasimos Papadopoulos in 1796, is located in Kalamata's historical center near to the Metropolitan church of Ypapanti.

The Monastery is inextricably linked to the history of both Kalamata and Messinia, since it has been a spiritual refuge for many young girls that have chosen the monastic life as well as a warm "embrace" to many orphans and abandoned children, especially after the German occupation, for more than 200 years.

The Monastery of Kalogreon is nationally and globally renowned for the cultivation and preparation of silk thread, the main material used for weaving silk vestments, tablecloths, curtains and, above all, the famous scarves of Kalamata.

The Monastery maintains a Treasury-Museum where many Holy Relics, vessels, vestments, precious icons are kept as well as a library that contains many theological and other books.

Open all year round