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Kaisariani Monastery (Kessariani)

Mount Ymittos-Kaisariani | 5 km from Athens, Athens, Greece
+30 210 723 6619
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Ranked #9 of 178 Attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This delightful little Byzantine church contains some interesting icons and the reconstruction of a...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This delightful little Byzantine church contains some interesting icons and the reconstruction of a monk's cell.
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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The Monastery is in a beautiful place of the mountain Hymettus. You can take the Public Bus for Kaisariani and then to walk about 3km in the nature. The orthodox monastery is different from the other monasteries from other religions so I believe is nice idea to see it. Next to this place you can see so many things and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

it is a great opportunity to get away for a while from the crowdy centre of the city, go for a walk to a beautoful mountain, Ymitos, to visit kaisariani monastery and after walk around into nature

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It was a great to walk around - people watch and see the market in action! Seeing the flea market portion of the market was interesting and fun to look at as well.

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Toronto
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386 reviews 386 reviews
70 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We really enjoyed coming here for morning opening on a recent weekday (on the weekend it is apparently slammed-crowded with local families). The clean lines of the ancient buildings have a certain feng shui that works. And the stunningly attractive young female archaeology students who are currently working onsite are both friendly and approachable. Photographers will be impressed, especially if... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well worth taking a taxi up to the mountain . The views alone are stunning. The monastery is so peaceful such a break from the noise of Athens.

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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This monastery is in the middle of the forest, and a bit difficult to reach, but you should not be disappointed. The atmosphere, the surrounding forest, and the architecture deserve the visit. You can get there by taxi, but if you can walk a few kilometers, you can go there by public transportation (bus 224 on Sofias) and walk through... More 

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

On the mount Immitos you can see from the monastery the whole city of Athens. The monastery people are very friendly. It is very peaceful and a right place to communicate with heaven

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Athens, Greece
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

In the near mountains of Athens only a 15-20 min from the senter of Athens in the wood of imitos mountain it's the very old and nice monastery of Kaisariani.Nice place to go on bike or walking with a lot of paths in the mountain to walk and pic-nik

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful secluded place away from the noise of Athens though close enough to get to. Great views and the monastery is worth a visit.

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Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We trekked the streets to the vehicular to reach the monastery - a bit weird that you travel through solid rock and then appear at the highest point in Athens. The views are amazing but AVOID the tat tat selling men.

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