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

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Breathtaking views - Infinite blue

You may have to climb almost 400 steps to reach the Monastery but it is well worth it: the views over the sea are breathtaking. Perhaps the best time to go is just before sunset... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

You may have to climb almost 400 steps to reach the Monastery but it is well worth it: the views over the sea are breathtaking. Perhaps the best time to go is just before sunset. We went there in late August 2015 and we almost could not distinguish where the sea stops and the sky starts. Make sure you go... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Its a really really reallyyyy most beautiful and scenic place i ever visit. So quite place and relaxing place. its a mountain cliff and monestery is in that cliff. its a gem of the Amorgos island. Before you start climbing stairs to go to monastery you will see one of the best view of the sea. oh i can't explain... More 

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.

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

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

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

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 

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

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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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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