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Panagia Glykofilousa

On the rock, Petra 81109, Greece
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Petra
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My nameday is celebrated on the 15th of August so on the eve of, when on the island of Lesvos, we head to this fabulous chapel. My husband proposed to me after we climbed the 100+ steps 8yrs age...... re-visiting this year was still as surreal and as romantic! The Virgin Mary of the Sweet Kiss, sunset and proposal -... More

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Pennsylvania, USA
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78 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This church is a must see if you are in the area. Aside from the 114 steep steps with a handrail, it is a beautiful church with an impressive view of the surrounding area. When you first enter the gate on top, there is a small faucet you can drink from or use to splash water on your face. TIP:... More

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York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The journey up to the church takes you up some really stunning 'alley ways', and when you get to the bottom of the rock that the church sits on, the many steps up to this church are well worth it as the inside of the church is absolutely stunning. Also, the views from the church, which overlooks Petra are well... More

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Reading
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

114 steps! not too bad if you go when its cooler! church is open for you to look inside, but legs and shoulders have to be covered to be respectful, if not don't go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is nothing to dislike. It is a must visit. Worth the little climb to the top as the views are spectacular. Inside is also just as beautiful.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Well worth climbing 114 steps to get lovely views and to see inside the ornate church, typically Greek but still interesting.

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Athens, Greece
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The church of Panagia is bult at the top of a rock cliff, you have to come up 114 scales to reach the top, but it's definitely worth it. The view from up there is also spectacular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

the climb up the 114 steps, to this beautiful little church can be a little hard for the elderly or those with mobility issues, but the church is beautiful and the views of Petra town from the top are amazing. this church stands out in Petra, you can see it from anywhere in town. for me it was a must... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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112 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This church in Petra village is built on the top of a hill and there are 114 steps to climb to reach it, lovely views from top.

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Athens, Greece
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to this church . The spot that it is built, on the top of a rocky hill is amazing and even more unbelievable the fact that under the church there is a small spring from which agiasma (holy water) comes out from. However this last place is secret and you won't find it unless you... More

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