Manyavsky Skete is a beautiful spiritual pearl of the Ukrainian Carpathians, surrounded by a dense coniferous forest. During the trip you will feel a peaceful atmosphere of this ancient Orthodox monastery, often called “Ukrainian Athos”. Moreover, you will see a stunning Maniava Waterfall that is one of the most beautiful Carpathian waterfalls.
The history of the Manyava Skete dates back to the XIII century, when the dwelling monks from Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra found the holly spring on the “Blessed Stone”. According to the legend, the monks witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary and founded a cave monastery on that place. It is believed that the water from the spring has healing properties.
You will visit the splendid wooden Church of the Exaltation of the Holly Cross where you will find miraculous icons. The time, spent in the monastery, will fill your soul with peace and happiness.
During the second part of the tour, you will see another famous attraction of the Carpathian Mountains – the Manyava Waterfall. This splendid waterfall is one of the highest in Ukraine – 20 m. It is situated in an extremely picturesque canyon of the Manyavka River, in the shadows of the trees.