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Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

4784 N St Joseph's Way, Florence, AZ 85132, USA

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About Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery is a Greek Orthodox monastery standing in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. It was established in the summer of 1995 in the name of Saint Anthony the Great. The closest town is Florence, Arizona. It is home for approximately 42 monks. It is open to both Orthodox and non-Orthodox visitors. Pilgrims can arrange to stay at the monastery in guest facilities, and other visitors are invited in daily from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Attractions Near Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

Tom Mix Memorial
Tom Mix Memorial12.26km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

This is a roadside park deep in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, containing a monument to cowboy, actor, and Western star Tom Mix. The memorial with a metal silhouette of Mix’s steed – Tony the Wonder Horse – is near the spot in 1940 where the silent-film actor crashed and died in his era’s supercar, a 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton. Travelers stop near milepost 116 to pay their respects to an actor and trick rider who made close to 300 films from 1909 to 1935 and was paid as much as $17,000 per week.

Pinal County Historical Museum
Pinal County Historical Museum16.58km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

This is the oldest historical organization in Pinal County. The museum shares Florence and Pinal County’s rich stories through exhibits and educational programs. The museum covers Florence’s rich history and cultural diversity from precontact Native Americans to 21st-century local families who have lived, worked and attended school—continuously enriching our collective stories.

McFarland State Historic Park
McFarland State Historic Park17.51km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

A majestic and small historic park located in downtown Florence, Arizona on the corner of Main and Ruggles Streets. The park consists of a preserved courthouse and other buildings dating to the Arizona Territory period. The original structure was built in 1878 with the addition of a jail in 1882 and the courthouse in 1891. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Poston Butte
Poston Butte20.38km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

Poston Butte, is a hill located along Hunt Highway in Florence, Pinal County, Arizona, United States, near the eastern end of the Santan Mountains. Geologically, it is characterized by basalts overlying altered granite.This hill is noted for having the pyramidal tomb of Charles Debrille Poston at its summit.

Martinez Canyon Trail
Martinez Canyon Trail21.59km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

Martinez Canyon Trail is a moderate 14.4 mile out-and-back trail located near Mecca that offers scenic views and is primarily used for hiking, horses, and backpacking. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome and may be off-leash in some areas.

Picacho Reservoir
Picacho Reservoir22.83km from Saint Anthony's Greek Orthodox Monastery

Picacho Reservoir is just 11 miles south of Coolidge in central Arizona. The reservoir was built in the 1920s as part of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The reservoir's original purpose was water storage and flow regulation for the Florence-Casa Grande and Casa Grande Canals. The lake's design capacity was 24,500 acre-feet of water, with a surface area of over 2 square miles.

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Pinal County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county seat is in the town of Florence, home to the 1891 second Pinal County Courthouse, a noteworthy example of the American-Victorian style and 19th-century construction technology on the Southwestern frontier. Visitor attractions in Pinal County include Oracle State Park, Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park near Superior, Picacho Peak State Park, Florence Townsite Historic District, and Casa Grande Ru