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St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

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Address: 4784 N Saint Josephs Way, Florence, AZ 85132-9399
Phone Number: +1 520-868-3188
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A True Oasis

Stopped by on the recommendation of several friends and was stunned by the beauty of this hidden oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert. The grounds and buildings are lovingly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by on the recommendation of several friends and was stunned by the beauty of this hidden oasis in the middle of the Arizona desert. The grounds and buildings are lovingly cared for and the setting transforms you into a different world. I doubt one could find a more serene setting. The vegetation is so varied you will forget you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I stop at the Monastery when ever I am driving from Florence AZ to Tucson which may be once a month. I cannot say enough about the whole experience of interacting with the unobstrusive desert Brothers at St. Anthony's. I must also say that I have been appalled to see boorish, burger joint type tourists, both male and female, show... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I did not know this place existed though I've lived in AZ for decades! It opened in 1995 according to the bookstore greeter. The grounds are lovingly cared for and the atmosphere is peaceful and reflective. You must adhere to their dress code - be respectful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

An oasis in the heart of the desert, serenity reigns supreme. Great refuge for orthodox faithful, some allegations against the hieromonk not withstanding. The type of orthodoxy here is more on the fundamentalist, austere type, so take it in slowly and carefully...

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I have lived in Arizona for years and just discovered this beautiful place minutes from my home.It is well worth the visit. You must cover your body if you are a woman, I do not recommend this in the heat of summer. (They do have clothes for you to put over your own but you can read about that on... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a self-guided tour of the Monastery. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and there are 8 Chapels on the grounds including a small gift shop. We went with friends and were totally amazed. Women just wear long skirts or dresses that go to the ankle, long sleeve blouses and something to cover their heads. Men must also wear long... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My daughter and I went there to see what it was like... we found it to be so peaceful. We were required to put on long skirts and scarves over our heads.. but they had a trunk full of each for people to borrow. Then it is a self guided tour. The church was so wonderful and the colors so... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is not only home to the monks but a truly beautiful island of peace and serenity in the desert of Central Arizona. The chapels, the grounds, the beautiful icons are representative of their faith and way of life. It was a privilege to be able to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

What is most amazing about this monastery is how well maintained it is throughout the grounds, the chapels and all the orchards. There are many different trees on the property. With all the greenery and peacefulness, it felt like a spiritual oasis the minute we got out of the car. It was a bit tricky to find the monastery so... More 

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Slatedale, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This beautiful place is a great stop. It is beautifully landscaped, and the workmanship of the chaples if magnificent. We visited on a very warm day, and the long sleeve shirts and long skirts were warm, so we stopped and enjoyed the gardens in the shade.

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