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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
21 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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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
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Jacksonville, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a fascinating monastery, still active, though very few inhabitants left. The first sanctuary is the chapel to the martyrs of the Chios massacre. To American eyes, it might be shocking to see the skulls lined up in a glass case, with thigh bones below, especially when you notice that many of the skulls show damage from blunt objects...... More 

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