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Nea Moni Monastery

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Description: A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and...
A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and relics.
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This Unesco world heritage site is still home to monks and serves as a reminder of Chios' very turbulent past. Not as huge a site as it used to be, but still sobering and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This Unesco world heritage site is still home to monks and serves as a reminder of Chios' very turbulent past. Not as huge a site as it used to be, but still sobering and very poignant.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's a shadow of what it must have been years ago but easy to understand why it's a world heritage site now. We were there almost alone which made it a haunting experience. The sense of desolation and a glass case full of human bones sticks with you a bit. Rent a car to get there, the drive up is... More 

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Basel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a very important historic place to visit in Chios island.You should be careful to reach it from the biggest road (from the north and not from the south). The history of the monastery, its importance in the events of 1822, as well as the tombs, the remaining of the ancient marble table and the water instalments are all... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place has its own vibes and it's full of energy. Very nice views, old buildings and ruins and tranquility. This is it.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A guide would be ideal however for English speakers there is an excellent video in The Refectory. This room alone is worth seeing where some 40 monks would dine at a very very long marble inlaid table of Byzantine style. The museums treasures are iconic and again worth seeing. The chapel is steeped in a thousand year old occupancy and... More 

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Bangor, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The grounds of the monetary built in the 11th century along with the church are amazing. Father Dionysos gave an inspiring presentation describing the many mosaics on the ceilings and the meaning of their placement in the church. The island is subject to earthquakes and they destroyed the main dome of the church in the 1800's which was rebuilt. Today... More 

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St. Pete Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is such an amazing place to visit... Read the history of the 1821 massacre, it will give you a chilling perspective of the site and the 3,500 that were killed. ( bones are in part of the church.. ) The church is stunning as are the Mosaics, make sure to visit the museum and check out the cistern in... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Another church with some run down structures that I presume were residences of monks. An ordinary church but a nice location. We didnt see the museum, not because it is closed on Mondays, but because it is only open until 1pm. We came at 2, returned at 4 only to discover the museum is closed after 1. This is a... More 

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Tipperary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Such a beautiful and peaceful spot to visit. The little room that houses the skulls of those killed in the massacre is striking.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The most important monastery in Chios & its mosaics are really nice. You need a car to reach there (or you can join tour for south part of island). It's a small monastery but very important for Greece. You should pass by there.

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Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Chios

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