Monastery of Agia Fotini & Elizabeth
On the beach, the first street (Alphabank) on the left, after the flying dolphin, leads to the stadium of Hydra and then to the pine-covered area of the Monastery of Agia Fotini.
In 1860 the Hydra Chancellor, Anthimos Hatzikonstantakis, Monk of the Monastery of Prophet Elias, bought the small church of Agia Fotini, in a farm of fruitful trees, and founded a Mondrion of Virgo Women, in which he built additional cells of the Monks.
In 1881 he died and left his heirs to the Nuns Evdokia Tsigari (first Abbot) and her nephews Fotini and Makrina Roumani.
In 1921 he was demolished with the consent of the two monks - Makrinas and Fotini - the ruined chapel and was erected under the Byzantine Metropolitan of Hydra - Spetses - Aegina, Prokopios Karamanos, new I. Temple in the name of the Saints of the Great Martyrs Fotini and Ossia Elisabeth, royal style.
In 1924 the nuns Makrinas and Fotini Roumani donated and donated the church of Agia Fotini and Elizabeth to the Hymn Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and in 1925 the monks donated and gave the entire estate to Metropolitan.
In 1938, the last Monster Makrina died (second Abbot) and the Metropolitan was granted the Monastery for Guarding and Cultivation in the Elias and Zacharo Lembesis family, who lived next to the Reception.
In 1955 the Metropolitan Procopius gave to the nuns Agni Agelopoulou and Christophyfis Yfanti the estate and the Ionian of Saint Foteini & Elisabeth, to establish a women's retreat with the third Abbot of Agni Aggelopoulou.
In 1963, the holy temple of the Byzantine temple of Panagia Portaitissa, the miraculous holy icon, was built and inaugurated in the courtyard of I. Hyshastirios.
In 1969, following a treasure, the temple of Aghios Nektarios was rebuilt and inaugurated, with the help of ancestors, and the Second Temple of St. Nektarios and Ag. Witnesses of Kirykou and Juliet.
In 1989, the six-member brotherhood of I.Hychastiria, led by Agnes Angelopoulos, demolished the eastern old wing and erected a new one, which on the ground floor houses a galley, a cellar and two dining rooms, while in the palace the cells of the Monks.
Today, the brotherhood counts only 2 nuns who, apart from their religious and worshiping duties, work diligently for the preservation and landscaping of the Monastery.