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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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The confluence of belief, reverence, history and tragedy

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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Address: Greece
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Northeast Aegean Islands  >  Chios

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