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

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Monastery worth the visit

Nice excursion and fascinating retreat hidden under the cliffs. Monks are discreet and generous. Walk is easy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nice excursion and fascinating retreat hidden under the cliffs. Monks are discreet and generous. Walk is easy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After climbing almost 300 steps this white monastry looks beautifull. Its quite nice to take a look inside, the monks are very friendly and give you something to drink and eat (not everyday). Dont forget to dress decent and keep in mind it's closed between 13.00 - 17:00.

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Hammerfest, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Fantastic monastery...great view!!!The priest made us feel like home!!too many steps to walk but it's worth it!!!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

You cannot leave Amorgos without a visit to the monastery If visited in summer, my suggestion is to go in the afternoon to avoid the direct sun of the morning. It is a religious place, therefore make sure to respect the rules. No trousers or mini skirts and shorts for women. Long trousers for me. So worth going. A magic... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing view. It's a miracle how this monastery was built up there! They gave us free water and raki after we visited them

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very interesting history so it is advisable to read up about it in advance. Wonderful views from the top. Dress code is strictly adhered to. Ask the attendant which is the original icon that is connected with the founding of the monastery.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We got the bus from Katapola to the road entrance, got additional bottled water from the gate by way of a donation to this beautiful little monastery, and set off up the hundreds of steps up the cliff side. It was very hot with a nice breeze, and the visit took twice as long as it might have done as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The monastery is in a spectacular location, five narrow storeys clinging to the cliff face above the sea. You will be welcomed and shown a few rooms and a chapel before being given a drink of their liqueur and some loukoumou. It doesn't take long - half an hour is more thhan enough to see all you are shown, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A monument build at 1088. Amazing views on the Aegean Blue sea, Positive vibes, and tasty treats prepared and offered by the monks. What an authentic experience! (Be in good shape when decide to visit , access is not very easy, but do not miss it !)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable when first viewed. The monastery appears to hang on the side of the cliff. Be prepared for a steep climb up to the monastery. The Orthodox icons are breath taking to the eye. A sense of peace surrounds you are there. The view overlooking the Aegean Sea is simply beautiful. Please go if you can, and sample the rakomelo... More 

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