We continue along the same road and, passing the turning for Hosios
Patapios, we come to the monastery of St Gerasimos. Around the precinct are
the guest-rooms of the monastery, the guesthouse proper, the waiting rooms and
a little chapel of Our Lady “Eleftherotria”. Outside the west wing
stands a stone cross 13 meters in height; which is lit at night. According to
the tradition, it was on this very spot that a pious clergyman met St Gerasimos
himself; the saint was holding a large cross and throwing firecrackers.
Close to the monastery is the little chapel of St Panteleimon, built
in 1981 on the foundations of an earlier church.