Ten km north to the city of Serres
and 2 km from the settlement of Metochi in deep ravine stands the women’s
Holy Monastery of Blessed Virgin Mary Visianis. It was founded in 1972 on the
initiative of faithful citizens of Serres.
After long efforts it reached its present form (Katholikon, Chapel, Refectory,
The Holy Water that for years dried up, after a miracle of the Blessed
Virgin Mary on 14.08.1996 started to spring forth ceaselessly and it continues
to do so.
Today (1997) the Monastery houses two Nuns. The guest house does not
suffice to accommodate organized tourist groups. The feast day of the Monastery
is on 15 August.
This text (extract) is cited September 2003 from the Prefecture
of Serres tourist pamphlet.