Source: Greek Reporter
November 24, 2016
The Panagia Soumela Monastery will remain closed until
August 2018 due to restoration works ongoing since 2015.
The annual liturgy of the Greek Orthodox Church on August
15 — the Day of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
— conducted by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, was
not celebrated this year.
Trabzon MP Haluk Peksen, requested information on the
re-opening schedule because tourism in the city has
suffered from the closing of the monastery.
According to the website of the General Directorate of
Museums and Cultural Heritage, the Panagia Soumela
Monastery will reopen one day after Assumption Day, August