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The Last Monk
« on: Wednesday, 25 May, 2022 @ 15:35:51 »
The Monastery-Fortress of a Remote Greek Island and its Last Monk

This is the story of Father Grigorios, a Greek-Orthodox monk who lived 38 years of his life, almost alone, in a medieval monastery-fortress on the small Ionian island of Strofades.

Father Grigorios passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, at his home village of Agala, Zakynthos, where he returned in 2014 due to ill health.

Strofades is a group of two small Greek islands in the middle of the Ionian Sea. The larger island is Stamfani while the smaller one is Arpia. Both are sparsely vegetated and rocky. They are located 27 nautical miles south of Zakynthos. The only way to visit the island is by private boat.