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Address: Chora, 84008, Greece

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This is a woman 's monastery and sister Eleni will explain the story of the place. Used to be the water oracle place. Very quiet with lots of cats. You will be offered a drink but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brest, France
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Brest, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a woman 's monastery and sister Eleni will explain the story of the place. Used to be the water oracle place. Very quiet with lots of cats. You will be offered a drink but must keep silent!

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

MUST VISIT!! Situated among the hills just beside CHora of Amorgos, a little monastery, white, simple, full of flowers and ...cats! Sister Irene is the main "attraction". A woman full of light, joy and spirit!

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Amorgos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Sister Irini is a wonderful person, welcoming everyone and explaining the history of the place. Here there is a very good energy, and you really feel great when you visit this Monastery. Make sure you see the cave with the water in the church.. You can also buy a nice painting from the hands of sister Irini.

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to visit. Bring comfortable shoes and long pants unless you want to wear someones old possibly sweaty jeans. You can't enter church in shorts. If you watch Big Blue later you will be able to say "I was there"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This Monastery is alive now with sister Irini welcoming everyone with a smile. Every Saturday morning there are services, following by a community breakfast, The whole feeling and atmosphere is unique. Everyone should visit when visiting Amorgos.

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East Aegean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Hidden in the Amorgian mountains,this small monastery gains you from the first time. It shines super white under the sun, its small garden is lovely and the inside wall iconography are old and precious. Warm and sincere welcoming from the lady has the care of the monastery (as the nun was in Hozoviotissa that day) touched us. Everyone is invited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

During our walk Katapola - Chora we stopped at this monastery and got a guided tour and something to eat and drink. The monastery is small. A visit doesn't take more than half an hour

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Many years ago I met this artist DIna in the small village of Lagada in Aigiali (Aigiali is probably the nicest port in Greece!). This summer we passed by - like every year - the church of Giorgos Balsamitis a little bit south of Chora. And to our very big surprise the church ground also had turned into a monastry... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

AN ORTODOX CHURCH INSTEAD A PAGAN TEMPLE No doubt, there was an altar here, on the place of a spring considered to be the oracle of Amorgos Island. Christians of the island built here a church, protected by San George (Agios Gheorgios Valsamitis), in the past, because they appropriated their ancestors’ spring. The ancient spring is still here, in the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Once you have marvelled at the cliff-side wonder of the imposing Monstery of Hozoviotosa, you will find another nearby site just as memorable, for other reasons.. It is the Monastery of Saint George Volsamitis, which has been lovingly restored single-handedly by Sister Constantina, who is there to guide you through the history of this 16th century small structure and its... More 

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Address: Chora, 84008, Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Amorgos

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