The Convent is dedicated to Saints John the Theologian and Arsenios the Cappadocian, whereas it is popular to the whole world because in it, next to the Catholicon, lies the grave of Saint Paisios the Athonite. 

The nuns of the monastery had Saint Paisios as their spiritual leader. Saint Paisios fell asleep in the Lord on July 12, 1994. Since then, every year on 11 and 12 of July, on the saint’s memory, a vigil is conducted with the participation of thousands of believers from all Greece and even from abroad.

In the impressive Catholicon lie the holy relics of Saint Arsenios the Cappadocian. The monastery was founded in 1972 and has approximately 60 nuns.

Saint John the Theologian monastery is located in Souroti, Thessaloniki and belongs to the Holy Metropolis of Cassandria. It is about 28 km eastward from Thessaloniki, on the road to Chalkidiki.

Monastery typical rule for appropriate clothing:

Entry to the Convent is not allowed to women wearing trousers, short skirts, and sleeveless or backless dresses. Women should wear a skirt that’s wide and long, reaching below the knee. The Convent does not provide skirts, shawls/scarves or other articles of clothing.

Entry is also denied to men wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts. These rules also apply to children.

The Monastery is open:


Winter Time: 10 am – 1 pm και 4 pm – 6 pm

Summer Time: 10 am – 1 pm και 5 pm – 7 pm


Winter Time: 10 am ­- 3 pm

Summer Time: 10 am ­- 3 pm


Winter Time: 11 am – 1 pm και 4 pm – 6 pm

Summer Time: 11 am – 1 pm και 5 pm – 7 pm

During the Clean Week and the Holy Week the Convent is closed. 

For any information please call the Monastery on +30 23960-41320.