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Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary)

Address: Greece
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Amorgos
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved it all - what a lovely place. Very impressive to see such a building, so high up and built into the cliffs and gleaming white. A very special place.

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Athens, Greece
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

The most amazing view of the island where you get to meet the grand bleu! It's is so worth it to climb all these stairs and see the view and the monastery. You get closer to God. I have no words to describe the magic of the place. I will definitely visit again and especially in November where a big... More 

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Crowthorn
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a stunning building built into the side of a sheer rock face. There used to be 100 monks there but now there are only a few. The history about why is was built there is fascinating. It's so so beautiful and the views over the ocean are spectacular. It is a long walk up the steps, wear good... More 

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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is an excellent place where you feel all the religious vibes. Excellent view and a place where everybody has to visit.

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Such a funny, unexpectedly exhilarating experience. We were given liquor, candy, water...and it was such a gorgeous view.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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252 reviews 252 reviews
74 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Just seeing this monastery perched on the side of a cliff, 300 meters above the sea, was worth the trip. Climbing the 400 stairs was an accomplishment, but saw lots of older people making the pilgrimage, so I quit complaining (out loud). APPROPRIATE DRESS REQUIRED: pants and shirts for men; no bare knees or shoulders for women. They offer some... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

and very tiring climb of the stairs to see the monastery hidden behind the high cliffs. One has a great view to the sea and the bay from there.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Monastery was worth the stairs, picture opportunities all around, but the best part of it all was being on our own... traveling the island on mopeds we had rented at the marina. That day was among the best of all our sailing days.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This site is certainly worth the hike up the steps. The Monastery is built high against the precipitous cliffs on the south side of the island, seemingly clinging to the cliffs. The view from up there is breathtaking. The Monastery is small but amazing. You will be offered a short tour, a drink and something sweet. Bring proper clothes (long... More 

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I was very impressive from my visit to the monastery? Be there on time because they close early sometimes

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