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

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Yes there are a lot of steps, yes the views are beautiful but the fact that this place was ever built and is still run by 3 monks is humbling. There are 96 rooms, 4 of which you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Yes there are a lot of steps, yes the views are beautiful but the fact that this place was ever built and is still run by 3 monks is humbling. There are 96 rooms, 4 of which you can visit. When you go in to the chapel, hang back and speak to the attendant. Nothing is spectacular until you do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Up, up, up…you must go to see this spectacular looking monastery perched on the side of a cliff. The going is not for the faint of heart or anyone needing a hip replacement. The views are definitely the best part of the adventure. The monastery is very small with not much to see. The attendants in the monastery are insistent... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to walk up the many steps to reach this incredible structure. The steps are well spaced just take your time and stop to enjoy the view. Take a bottle of water wityou and also long trousers for men and skirt/ saroong for women as no shorts at all and no trousers for women. There is no charge to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As other reviewers have said, this monastery is unusual and worth the effort to visit, and so I only have two things to add. First, what do women need to wear? There are a number of varied descriptions out on the 'net for how women must dress to enter the monastery. In June 2015 we simply wrapped long shawls around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

breathtaking.... so choose a cool day for climing the stairs... it is sure worth it.... enjoy the view on the way.... this is surely no everyday experience...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had dreams decades of years ago : to reach this fabulous monastery, I finally succeeded and it was marvellous; like a lot of visitors have already told : hard and long-lasting stairs from the bottom to the top, the monks giving you little drops of rakomelo, the fabulous manuscripts inside the monastery, the views absolutely upsetting you, the white... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A visit to the monastery is a must. We had a most enjoyable visit and were made very welcome with the curator most willing to answer all our questions.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you travel to Amorgos and you do not take some time to visit this monastery, you will leave the island certainly poorer of a great experience. Even for not religious people like myself this is a breathtaking place. The monastery itself looks like it was grown on the side of the cliff like a rare wildflower. The 300 steps... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

There's steps and then there's some more steps. But in the end, you get to see and visit a monastery that truly remarkable. Built into the side of a cliff, it's amazing how this place must have been built as well as maintained today as there appear to be only a foot path to the monastery. Inside the monastery, we... More 

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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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Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Amorgos

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