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Monastery of Panayia Tourliani

Central square | Ano Mera, Greece
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Ranked #27 of 35 attractions in Mykonos
Type: Tours, Religious Sites
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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155 reviews 155 reviews
53 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The monastery came highly recommended by my hotel staff and pretty much every guide book I read. Honestly, I wish I had skipped it. I had more than 3 hours to wait for the next bus out of Ano Mera and the church takes about 30 minutes to visit, max. Ano Mera itself is tiny and uninteresting. I ended up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

How absolutely important history is...but you step into this Monastery and it humbles you. Simple, yet stunning. The guide outside was so sweet and patient as we arrived about 10 minutes before closing.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We made the mistake of visiting Ano Mera and its 'attraction' on the 1PM bus from Mykonos Town not realising the only pick up back from the village was 5:30 - and the attraction is simply a 10 minute walk around (it DOES only cost 1 euro to go in though) so if you plan to visit this - and... More

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Montville, New Jersey
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228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Just 8 kilometers from Mykonos Town, Ano Mera Village is the home of the Monastery of Panayia Toulianii. The drive itself is an experience in Greek culture and life beyond the touristy Mykonos Town.Bus service is available and inexpensive so a high priced tour is not necessary. Ano Mera Village has tavernas, mini-markets, a bakery and a few other small... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

A local friend asked if we were interested to visit the oldest church in Mykonos, and boy were we glad we agreed. A short drive from Hora, this monastery was built in the 1700s, with the initial walls being made with a combination of rocks and eggs (as a binding agent, or so we were told). The paintings and artifacts... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

our time on Mykonos was generally dissapointing, however this small yet beautiful monastery was an oasis of calm in a hectic place. the square right beside it had one of our best meals on the island. The monk was happy to sit and have his picture taken. The relics inside were beautiful, along with all the hand carved wooden pulpits.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Check opening hours and bus service from Remezo (old port) don't take over priced tour! It is open until 1pm then at 3.30 until 5.30

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Thought that this was a very interesting stop on our tour of the island. The monastery itself is not very large and discovering it with a tour group can be frustrating. The interior of the church is very ornate and interesting. The coolest thing about the monastery though is the opportunity to take photos of the monks. There was a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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141 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The monastery is a unique site on the island and makes for an interesting stop enroute to the beaches. You can lunch at the nearby restaurants which are more reasonable than those in Mykonos Town. The monastery itself is very ornate and beautiful, definitely worth a visit.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Even if you like Mykonos just for the beaches or the parties, you should visit this monastery for its beauty. The atmosphere is unique and the architecture very classic and beautiful.

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