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

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Do not miss this place

It is many steps up to this monastery, it is worth it, have never seen anything like this, you get rewarded with a little glass of Raki at the end .

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It is many steps up to this monastery, it is worth it, have never seen anything like this, you get rewarded with a little glass of Raki at the end .

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Don't miss a visit to the monastery. Stunning views and the beauty and history inside the tiny (public) rooms of the monastery is fascinating. Take a bottle of water and women must wear skirts and men long pants to enter. We got a tour from the security guard, and learned much about the ancient and precious icons.

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The view from the windows of this eagle's nest is enchanting, the blue of the sea and the sky that stretch without interruption are something difficult to describe. The monument itself, more than a thousand years old, is a masterpiece of architecture, raised vertically attached on the cliffs. It contains a collection of monastery relics and rare manuscripts while the... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Unfortunately at this monastery there is a very unfriendly and rude old monk, which has packed with also unfriendly guards and armed policemen all the areas of the Monastery!!! But what I saw the day that I visited this Monastery was beyond all reason!!! The monk along with one of the guards, literally kicked out of the place two people... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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144 helpful votes 144 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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