Holy Monasteries

Coordinates: 37.540468, 25.183947

Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) in Gyrla

Following a lovely route heading towards Porto and at a distance of just 2.5 kilometers from Tinos town we encounter the Monastery of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) in Gyrla.

Gyrla in the local dialect mean a “turn” and refers to a nearby stream which turns around the monastery. It is not certain the year when the Monastery was erected. But it is believed that it was constructed in the 11th century and in 1744 it was inaugurated by monk Grigorios from Mount Athos.

The Monastery during the Turkish occupation of Greece was an important centre of ecclesiastical and educational activity of the enslaved Greeks. Nowadays one can visit the crypt that housed the “secret school”. 

The building complex includes, among others, a small but interesting Museum of Folklore Art, a Library with rare books and documents and an ossuary. The wood-carved screen of the church as well as the icons of the 18th century are truly exceptional.

There are no longer any monks in the Monastery. 



11th century


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