Located 8 miles South of Florence along Highway 79, turn East at mile marker 124 and go to the end of Paisano Drive. In July 1995, five fathers came to this location from the Holy Monastery of Philotheou, Mount Athos, Greece, and began working to build St. Anthony’s Monastery. There are beautiful chapels and gardens to tour. Review the website information. Call to ensure access on the day you want to attend. There is a specific dress code in keeping with the religious nature of the site. All visitors are asked to stop at the bookstore upon arrival. No fee.