Excursion to Konevets island and Konevsky monastery.

Excursion to Konevets island and Konevsky monastery.

Excursion to Konevets island and Konevsky monastery.
The island of Konevets.
Excursion around the island of Konevets starts right from the monastery’s pier on arrival to the island.
You will get acquainted with the history of the foundation of the Konevsky monastery, visit the chapel on the shore in the name of Nicholas the Wonderworker, the patron of all travelers on the water, who, like many years ago, meets all sailing to the island.
Next, along the stone path that passes through the lime trees and oaks that were planted more than 100 years ago by Horse monks, you will ascend to the main monastic estate – the monastery square, inside which lead the holy gate, topped by a three-tier bell tower. Passing through them you will find yourself inside the square, in front of the main monastic church – the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin.
After visiting the main monastic estate, passing about 2 km. through the forest – you will reach the Holy Mountain, where there is a monastery in the name of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. From the Holy Mountain, passing through the forest almost to the shore of Ladoga, you will see one of Konevets’ most famous sights – the Horse Stone – a huge boulder of gray granite that served as a pagan cult before coming to the island of Arseny. Now on the horse-stone there is a small wooden chapel.
Excursion program:
The time of departure is indicated ORIENTED. Excursions with night moving can be sent the day before (from 21.00 to 24.00) of the announced date of the excursion. Specify time and place two days before departure on the page “Sending groups”
Departure from St. Petersburg from the station. metro “Ozerki” 11.00 – Arrival to Vladimirskaya Bay Departure of the ship to Konevets 11:30 – Arrival of the group to the island of Konevets, excursion.
The total length of the walking route is about 6 km, the excursion time is 2 hours. After the tour there is free time for walks around the island and visits to the cathedral. 16.00 – Departure of the ship from the island of Konevets Return of the boat to the bay Vladimirovka, departure to St. Petersburg The tour ends approximately at 21.00.
Features of this excursion:
Pay attention, the excursion for the whole day, there are plenty of walks, we recommend comfortable shoes. There is a visit to the current Orthodox monastery, a large request for appropriate clothing.
Included in cost:
Moving along the program on a comfortable bus. Guide-escort services. Excursions around the monastery. Lunch in the refectory. Transfer by boat to Fr. Konevets and back.
We can organize this tour specially for you, taking into account your wishes for the program, time and place of departure!
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