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Filerimos Monastery

Address: Filerimos, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Filerimos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived at the hilltop site of Filerimos, which included ruins from the 3rd century BC, the foundations at a Temple and a picturesque path leading to the westernmost point of the hill. The Monastery of Panagia Filerimos is located on the hill which was above Ialyssos, about 10 km from Rhodes. The monastery is dedicated to Virgin Mary the... More 

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allspice50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Monastery of Filerimos sits is on a hill overlooking the small town of Ialyssos and the Bays of Ixia and Trianda. In Byzantine and Knight’s periods, the hill was used as a fortress and in the 13th century the Monastery of the Virgin Mary was built here. There were so many peacocks and peahens with chicks roaming the grounds,... More 

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East Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We got married here. It is so beautiful. Can't imagine getting married anywhere other than Rhodes as it is such a relaxed beautiful place but this place just had it all. I still look at my wedding photos and not only do I feel blessed for marrying my best friend I did it in the most beautiful place.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fantastic views with lots of history with numerous buildings that have been built for religious purposes other the centuries along with the fact that some have remanence of bullet hole fire during the second world war. The climb to the large 80 ft cross is well worth it.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We decided to visit Filerimos as we were heading towards the airport before we left and I am so pleased we did. The drive was exciting as the signs for the place stopped about two miles before it appeared; on top of a really steep hill. The views are amazing, especially around the giant cross - which is very impressive... More 

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Porsgrunn, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We rented a fourwheeler and drove from ialyssos to Filerimos to see the monarchy. It was a lovely historic adventure, its beatiful to see such old item being kept for year. Suggest everybody to visit when in Rhodes

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Samara, Samara, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Filerimos has everything for the discerning lovers of antiquity: the ruins of the ancient city Yalisa, ruins of the temple of Zeus and Athena, knightly castles and cathedrals Christian XV - XVIII centuries with well-preserved frescoes. You can climb to the highest point of the mountain. Path, nicknamed "The Way to Calvary", because numerous bas-reliefs on Christian themes established throughout... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Old monastery to visit and the road to Calvary with 14 depictions of the journey of Jesus to the crucefiction.. Peacocks everywhere and stunning views from the top of the hill.. Well worth the drive.. It's originally signposted as Ialysos acropolis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What a beautiful and surprisingly relaxing place, I say surprisingly because of the noise the hundreds of peacocks make. The Monastery and it's grounds are littered with peacocks all calling out to on another and once one starts they all start, it was fantastic to see and hear. The Monastery buildings themselves are very well maintained and give a great... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I visited on my final day on Rhodes, thinking it would be a quiet goodbye but instead was treated to a last hurrah. The restored Byzantine fortifications were impressive, the monastery itself beautiful and the view from the top of the cross absolutely breathtaking. I did however also enjoy going, ahem, off-piste and discovering unsignposted and abandoned early-mid 20th century... More 

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