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The Church of the Panagia

Lindos, Greece
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Lindos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The church of Panagia can be found in the heart of Lindos, easily picked out by it's stone bell tower. The exterior appearance is that of a... more »
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A really pretty stunning little church with the most amazing painting on the walls and ceilings. If you are not wearing enough modest clothing, the lady at the door will give you a sarong to wear

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illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were so glad we went in here. Dark church..but beautiful inside. Shawls were provided to cover shoulders. Had to keep checking back for when it was open. We were glad we saw it

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We discovered this church by coincidence. It was hidden behind a little door and once you step inside it was simply amazing. Decorated from top to bottom with beautiful paintings and carvings. A must see when in Lindos. They have scarves that you can borrow if you are not properly dressed. Just to cover up bare shoulders, belly or legs... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It doesn't look like much from outside at all. In fact, we walked past it several times without realising what it was. When you're inside, it's a completely different story. The artwork is spectacular; there isn't a square inch that isn't covered. I could have stayed in here all day quite easily. It's a hidden gem. It's nothing like any... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Magnificent white church, with stunning religious painting all over the inside. Note you'll need to borrow a sarong for modesty if you're wearing shorts. Definitely must visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have never seen such an ornate and beautifully painted little church, it was a real hidden gem surprise in the twisty cpbbled streets of Lindos

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This church is easy to miss on the main street through Lindos. It looks just like another small Greek church with narrow entrance and fastidious warden forcing you to don the available "modesty robes". Put them on though, for the Byzantine wall paintings inside the church are beautiful and one of the best sights in this stunning village.

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scarboro north yorks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just the most beautiful little church with the most amazing frescoes depicting the bible from genesis through to revelations, Almost like a mini Sistine chapel. We could have spent hours just gazing so breathtaking it would be a shame to miss it on the way up to the acropolis

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We wandered into this plain little white church, with no idea of the amazing sight which was to meet our eyes. Every surface of the walls, ceiling and floor is covered in the most elaborate and beautiful art work, glistening with gold. Shorts are not allowed, but there is a good supply of blankets and stuff to cover bare legs... More

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Don't fail to visit this church if you are in Lindos as it is a gem. It is 14th century and has wonderful wall to wall frescoes and an equally wonderful pebbled hochlaki floor. Photography is not permitted and you have to be properly attired to enter the church but a basket of covering clothing is available.

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