The church of St. Nicholas is metochi of Athos Monastery in Vatopedi and currently works as a pilgrimage. Located on the island of the lagoon Vistonidas or Bourous, near the fishing village of Porto - Lagos. The great religious and historical value, the rich monastic heritage and the natural beauty that surrounds it in the biotope of Lake Vistonida make it attracts many pilgrims ratings. The Churches of St. Nicholas and Panagia Pantanassas are built in a prominent position and panoramic linked to the national road Xanthi - Komotini with a picturesque wooden bridge. According to tradition, in the region of Porto Lagos, which the Turkish occupation belonged to a Bey, he was a monk a holy hermit. When the daughter of Bey sick, cured with the help of the ascetic. As a token of gratitude, Bey donated the area to Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos. According to another older tradition, the monastery of St. Nicholas was inaugurated by the Patriarch Nektarios in the presence of the Byzantine emperor Arcadius, who dedicated the area to thank the Virgin Mary saved him when shipwrecked at sea, while returning from Rome. There is a small monastic community, which comes from the Vatopedi Monastery and follow a daily program of sacred sequences. The feast of St. Nicholas on December 6 crowd gathered faithful.
Metochi of Vatopedi