The Holy Monastery of Agios Georgios is built on the slopes of Mount Saveron opposite Trizina. The monastery was stavropegic and coenobitic. No written evidence has been found of the year of the monastery’s construction and founding, but it is estimated that it was built at the end of the 10th century.
The icon of St. Demetrius is preserved in the church, a work of John the Priest of Nafplio, dating to 1704. Also, there is an icon of Panagia Amolyntos of 1761, as well as a small portable icon of the saint dating to 1820. In 1835 Otto with a royal decree destroyed the monastery and confiscated large estates. Since then, the monastery was deserted and slowly began to decay and collapse.
Despite the repeated efforts of the inhabitants of Trizina and the wider area, the monastery remained like that for about 180 years and became ruins. In recent years, several monks and nuns have tried to revive the monastery but to no avail.
The nun Theologia is practicing asceticism today at the monastery and describes how she got here after her retirement. She was a teacher for years.
The nun Theologia describes that in 2002 she got permission to start the restoration of the monastery. The right people to help and the money needed to get started were found. “Basically, the eight 40 Days Divine Liturgies that were celebrated, the donations for the deceased and various offers, big and small, also contributed. In October 2009, after nearly five years of efforts, the Ministry of Culture issued a permit for the restoration and reconstruction of the monastery. On June 19, 2010, the sanctification sevice for the beginning of the works was performed.”
“In March 2014, the government newspaper published the decision to reorganize the holy monastery as a women’s convent and on August 17 of the same year, the sanctification sevice for the reconstruction of the monastery and the tonsure of the first nun after so many years took place. The works continued with the restoration of the 1st floor of the south wing. This project was completed in Easter 2016.”