6 Monastery of Koimiseos Theotokou Chrisoleontissis Churches and Monasteries At the centre of the island, at an area filled with lentisks and cedars, is the Monastery of Panagia Chrisoleontissis which was built there in approximately 1600 BC in order to avoid the raids by the pirates. Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni (Salamina) Churches and Monasteries The Monastery of Panagia Faneromeni is located in a dense pine tree forest on the northwestern side of the island, at the area of Faneromeni. Paleochora Churches and Monasteries Paleochora is the medieval face of Aegina hidden on a steep cliff in order to avoid the Saracen pirates that devastated the area, but they didn’t avoid the raids completely. St Paul’s Anglican Church Churches and Monasteries St Paul’s neo-Gothic Anglican church at Filellinon street was constructed in about 1840 with a contribution by the British government in order to satisfy the needs of the British and American protestants. Asteriou Monastery Churches and Monasteries At a wooded, calm slope of mount Hymettus, with a panoramic view towards the basin of Athens, on the northeastern of the Kaisariani Monastery, is the monastery of Asteriou. Church of Agia Aikaterini Churches and Monasteries At a beautiful spot of the most picturesque district of Athens, Plaka, we encounter the Byzantine church of Agia Aikaterini. Church of Agia Anna Churches and Monasteries Walking along Dioskouroi street, at the picturesque district of Plaka, next to the archaeological site of Ancient Agora of Athens we encounter the small church of Agia Anna, one of the many on the foothills of the Acropolis. Church of Agia Dynami Churches and Monasteries The small church of Agia Dynami is situated at the centre of Athens, completely surrounded by a modern building. Church of Agia Eirini Churches and Monasteries At the commercial centre of Athens, in the middle of the picturesque square that nowadays constitutes a point of reference for the city, one can see the impressive church of Agia Eirini, which was constructed according to the plans of the architect Lysandros Kaftantzoglou. Church of Agia Fotini Churches and Monasteries At an idyllic landscape in the city, at the only place still remaining from the valley of the river Illissos, is the church of Agia Fotini. Church of Agia Irene Churches and Monasteries Among the tall buildings, next to the Archdiocese of Athens, is the small picturesque church of Agia Irene, known, due to its size, as “Rinaki” or “Agia Rinoula”. Church of Agia Marina Churches and Monasteries On the hill of the Observatory, at Thission, is the impressive church of Agia Marina, where they have incorporated a much older cavernous church, which today is the baptistery.