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

Greece
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Amorgos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The monastery is built on the rock of the mountain, you go up the stairs and you reach after couple of minutes at the monastery with the wonderful view to compensate you for the "climbing", the people of the monastery are really friendly and the place is great they offer a sweet and raki with honey. we took great pictures... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A unique place to be, an experience you won't forget. Don't miss it! It's worth every step of it. Don't be afraid of the stairs, just choose an afternoon visit when the sun won't be on top of your head and the climbing to the monastery will be easier. We enjoyed the view at every step and the treat afterwards... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Amazing view, friendly monks. They will give you Psimeni [Amorgos traditional liquor] and some sweets at the end of the visit. Women must wear modesty clothing.

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The annual celebration November 20 and 21 is a unique experience. Many people from all over Greece and from other countries visit. The Monastery offers special fish food and traditional sesame sweets to all visitors. Being in this Monastery, you feel like you are in the sky.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Buses and cabs will take you to the car park at the bottom of the cliff. You could walk it down the long steep road, but I would definitely not recommend it. I was deserted when we were there, so we took our time climbing up the long steps. Whilst they say they do not have spare wraps for women,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

You can't see it from the bus stop. You have to walk around the corner. Then there it is - snow white, perched on the side of a mountain, balancing on a ledge almost. An impossible place to build. It is breathtaking. There is a dress code if you want to go inside and these days the monks don't have... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went there thinking we were going to visit the monastery but after a steep walk up about a million stairs, all we could visit was a very small part of the monastery: only the church. I must admit that the view is nice though

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cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

There is no entrance charge and it's worth going for the views alone but, when you've seen around inside, (doesn't take long as you are shown into specific areas), you are ushered into a room with seating and given a glass of water and a shot of the amorgan liquer. The place oozes a sense of "oldness" and managed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you go to Amorgos, you can't go back home without visiting the monastery. Should you visit Rome would you miss to see St. Peter? The view is unique!

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Montigny sur Loing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Early morning the light is best and the steps are easier to take, while the view gets more and more beautiful, to become breathtaking from within the monastery... A spiritual place to recharge ones fast life batteries, a total calmness easing the mind... Also good to go and visit the female monastery (don't remember the name) driving down the same... More

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