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

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Walking the stone steps to the Monastery was just as enjoyable as seeing it in all it's glory. The views were spectacular and as you got closer and closer to the Monastery it got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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concord nh
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Walking the stone steps to the Monastery was just as enjoyable as seeing it in all it's glory. The views were spectacular and as you got closer and closer to the Monastery it got more impressive. Finally you get to the entrance and have to almost duck to enter! The interior was almost cave-like and very humid but the spiritualness... More 

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paris
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

this place is incredible maybe incredible is the right word because those who built this beauty where believers I suppose an historical place in the island (and over all islands ?) very sweet reception in spite of the crowd and the many many tourists coming there views are breathless indeed

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We rented a car in Katapola and came quite early in the morning, so we had the place almost to ourselves. The monastery is fascinating and the monks very welcoming. You can really feel the history inside the monastery and the view from the terrace is spectacular. Even our teenagers enjoyed the spiritual experience.

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Nyon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

An amazing place, worthwhile the effort to get there. The monastery's interior is austere, simple and peaceful, as can be expected. The view is absolutely spectacular! A must!

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Take with you long trousers or long skirts! Amazing scenery! The endless blue of the aegean can not been described!

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Baden, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Sure a must. Worth every inch of the way up. Long trousers for gentlemen, long skirt for woman. Breathtaking view from the monastery.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It's a must! It's just a gorgeous and incredible place. Comfortable shows is a must, long trousers for gentlemen, long skirt for woman

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irlandia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Built on a cliff face this Monastery is spectacular .Entrance through a low door, then up a fantastic stairway to the Church and other rooms.After the steep walk up you are rewarded with a drink of ice cold water,a glass of the local liqueur and a sweet a bit like turkish delight. Who ever is there sits around a table... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The monastery Panagia was for us, besides the beautiful beaches the topper of the island. The steep climb to the monastery is worth the effort, you get served water and a licquer in the monastery. The view is astonishing...

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Took a bus to Hozoviotissa. Quite a long walk steps up to monastery, but it´s worth of it. Spoke to monk and that was a highlight of my trip, so much info and interesting things he shared. After that we walked down to beach and had a swim. After a swim walked up to Chora, that was a bit too... More 

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