After this period of time, the Monastery became famous thanks to an odd monk named Joseph, who pretended to have visions and to be able to heal incurable diseases. Due to this fame, big crowds of people arrived to the monastery, bringing votive offerings to this peculiar “saint”. This latter used all this to renovate and extend the Monastery and the cells of the monks. During 1869-1870 he called famous wood carvers and hagiographers to decorate the church. Later on, his grandson continue this task, by restoring and extending again the rest of the Monastery; also he brought water and cultivated the fields around.
Apart from religious reasons, it is worth visiting the Monastery for the marvelous view of Libyan sea, as well as for the nearby gorge of Kapsas.
Access is possible by rented or private car and motorbikes, following the sealed road from Makrys Gialos to Goudouras, up to the Monastery.