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Address: Central square | Ano Mera, Greece
Phone Number: +302289071296

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We hired a taxi driver to take us around to this site and also to a couple of beaches. Took an hour and cost us a total of 50 euros---well worth it, especially after reading some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

At 8 km southeast of Chora there is a small village called Ano Mera: there is the Monastery of Panagia Tourlani, founded in 1542. In it, the church that contains a high bell tower made in marble carvings shows beautiful images and religious symbols. Its massive baroque iconostasis (the altar screen), made in 1775 by Florentine artists, has small icons... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not among the beautiful spots of the island. Anyway it's ok to rest from the beach for a short while

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Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

We hired a taxi driver to take us around to this site and also to a couple of beaches. Took an hour and cost us a total of 50 euros---well worth it, especially after reading some reviews that said the local bus system back to Mykonos Town was unreliable. The driver also knew how to enter and get the nun... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This monastery and small Greek Orthodox Church are located in the very small village of Ano Mera. This is a typical small Orthodox Church with nothing out of the ordinary. The monastery itself has 1 Monk and is very small and there is nothing to see but the church. The village is also small. It is all ordinary and worth... More 

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped here on a island tour of Mykonos. It was a quaint building with surprising artiwork inside the church. I would recommend a visit when on Mykonos.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The monastery itself, well at least the chapel, is well maintained and contains all of the reasons I love visiting small churches throughout Europe. The artworks and artefacts are wonderful, I could always spend more time examining in detail these wonderful insights into another time. How much time do you need, I could have easily spent an hour but the... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Address: Central square | Ano Mera, Greece
Phone Number: +302289071296
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Cyclades  >  Mykonos

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