Tourists come to Vinnitsa Athos to look at the mysterious skull and drink from a healing spring

Tourists come to Vinnitsa Athos to look at the mysterious skull and drink from a healing spring

From the millennial temple you can admire the landscapes of Vinnytsia region and Moldova.

The Dniester flows of the Ukrainian lands forming a lot of unique places for recreation and tourism. In Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions it flows through majestic canyons. In Khmelnytsky river washes Podolsk mountain Tovtry, and also forms the Dniester reservoir. Under its waters disappeared the old village of Bakota — only monastery carved into the rocks here are limestone. And the Nistru river among the hills flowing onward in Vinnytsia region, where he eventually shared the territory of Ukraine and Moldova.

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Just in the border area near the village of Liadov is one of the oldest churches of Ukraine — the Holy grandmother with seeds rock monastery. It rises majestically above the Dniester river and contemplates its rocky cells on the other side. The cliffs have a height of about 90 meters, so the monastery offers a magnificent landscape on the background which will make for great photos. Here you can see how the river divides Ukrainian and Moldavian lands.
The date of Foundation is considered to be 1013. During its existence it has undergone many changes and has been repeatedly destroyed. Now, however, many buildings existing monastery resumed, undergoing restoration. And in the millennial cells preserved ancient inscriptions and images. In one of the caves keep a mysterious skulls that are just in the recesses of the rock.

It is believed that he founded the monastery of Anthony of the caves, when he returned from the Holy mount Athos. He subsequently founded the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. In the rock monastery of St. Anthony is the source. The monks consider him to be healing, and scientists who took water samples, to confirm its therapeutic properties. There is also a healing VAT. However, bathing in it you need to wear a shirt that will cover the whole body.
The monastery is the three huge man-made caves and the cell where Saint Anthony lived. In addition, here is a few buildings, the belfry and the stone gate in an authentic style. That is, the impression that it was a thousand years ago. The most interesting of buildings – the bell tower, located on top of a cliff. From its Windows offer the best views of the surrounding land.

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Because of his advanced age, rich in history and situated on the cliffs, the monastery is called the Podolsky Athos. Here you can visit the old cells of the monks to walk the trails and admire the breathtaking panorama of the Dniester.
The monastery is situated on the outskirts of the village of Lyadova Mogilev-Podolsky region Vinnytsia region, here to it are pointers. From Kiev to Mogilev-Podolsky ply the buses, the ticket price — from 295 UAH. The cost of the train ticket from Kyiv — 150 UAH. From Mohyliv-Podilskyi to Lyadova buses operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7:00 and 10:30. The distance between two points is 17 miles. The village is also served by buses from Vinnitsa.
In Lyadova hotels no room rent to local residents. Comfortable accommodation can be removed at Mohyliv-Podilskyi — is a well-developed infrastructure. The cost of a hotel single room — 250 UAH, and for couples — from 400 UAH.

To Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyi is to go not just for the sake of the rock monastery. The city has a Museum, which has more than 6 thousand ancient exhibits. And the building itself was built in 1928. Besides the Museum, there are preserved ancient temples, which are well visible from the bridge over the river. On the river there are beaches equipped for Capanna and walks.
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