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

Greece
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Amorgos
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
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Athens, Greece
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Like every Monastery in Greece the women and the girls must wear skirts ( below the knee ) and the men / boys long trousers. However this is not a problem since trousers and skirts are available at the entrance of the Monastery for free. Keep in mind that it's a long and difficult way to the Monastery, the total... More

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Cusco Region, Peru
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The best view offered to the deep blue Aegean Sea. Yuo can admire the roughness of the Aegean and the calmness as the only sound you hear is the one of the wind. The monastery on the inside does not offer something in particular. Just the picture of Panagia Hozoviotissa which came from Palestine during the iconoclast dispute aroud the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Worth of a every step you take! Long trousers are not accepted for a female, they still have some clothes to borrow. Monks offer a liquer and sweets for every guests in a charming "salon". Enjoy!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
13 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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