At a distance of 14 km from Loutraki,
along the road to Perachora,
on an imposing site and at an altitude of some 700 m., on a spur of the Geraneia
mountains and above the calm waters of the Gulf
of Corinth, stands the nunnery of Hosios Patapios. The interior of the nunnery
is reached by a spiral flight of 144 steps; amid the pine-trees on the right,
stands the chapel of the Hosia Mary of Egypt.