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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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Beautiful Monastery & Natural Surrounding

This is definitely a place you should visit. Preferably with your own transport to avoid the crowds (visiting this place by bus). Both the natural surrounding and the monastery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a place you should visit. Preferably with your own transport to avoid the crowds (visiting this place by bus). Both the natural surrounding and the monastery itself is marvelous, Don't expect to much of the little two musea at the site (which can be visited on one ticket of 2 euro). Take care of the opening hours:... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Religious significance aside, this monastery has a lot to see in terms of art and architecture. The setting (and drive up, up, up) are lovely as well.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Already the landscape around the monastery prepares the visitor for an otherworldly experience. The monastery itself is a wounded masterpiece, yet still a masterpiece. The destruction through the Turks in 1822 and the big earthquake in 1881 did leave their marks on the fabric of the monastery, but the architecture and even more so the mosaics reveal the glorious past.... More 

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Kocaeli Province, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We spent quite a while driving to this place in the middle of nowhere hoping to see a landmark. However, the place was closed! The doors were locked, there were no signs explaining why or when the doors were locked, and when they were open. There were two signs in front of the three closed gates: a sign explaining that... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a truly beautiful monastery. It's in a valley and not well signposted, so keep your eyes open for the small signs. The monastery is in very good condition and the resident monks still conduct their services there. Closed between 2 and 4pm! There is a small museum displaying beautiful iconastic relics, and the monks old dining room has... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The peace and serenity that you find at this place is wonderful compared to bustling chios town The church and grounds are beautiful and the mountain setting is extraordinary Worth the trip

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nea Moni is an 11th-century monastery on the island of Chios that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is located on the Provateio Oros Mt. in the island's interior, about 15 km from Chios town.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

What a find after driving through highways country roads dirt tracks cobbled stones on some of the sharpest hairpin corners up hill.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A UNESCO site that is very unique! Old fresco walls and a beautiful setting. If you have a couple of hours to spare head that direction and spend an hour wandering around. It is a real 'working' monastery with monks still living there ! A few pieces of advice: -- Check your schedule as the monastery is closed form 1-4pm... More 

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Monastery Neo Moni rightly belongs to the UNESCO - protected monument. Just when viewed from a distance marvel over the location of a large complex, which was at the time a fully self-sufficient ... The renovated main basilica is impressive, you go through with humility and feelings are compounded by the monks in prayer (if you are lucky enough). Wizard... More 

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