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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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An important place to visit for Chios!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Basel
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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104 helpful votes 104 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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149 helpful votes 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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11 helpful votes 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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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This monastery has so much history, you must allow plenty of time to take it all in. The peaceful surroundings provide the setting to reflect on the terrible atrocities that took place on this holy ground.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nea Moni was built by Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX and his wife Zoe in the mid 11th century. It is located in the interior island close to Chios town. It has been recognized from UNESCO as World Heritage Site. In the monastery you can visit the main temple with the beautiful mosaics, the small museum and also the monk's dining... More 

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