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Panagia Glykofilousa

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Address: On the rock, Petra 81109, Greece
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the church on the rock

This is the highlight (literally) of Petra, the church on the rock from which the place takes its name. It isn't that high, really, so the walk up is not too demanding, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is the highlight (literally) of Petra, the church on the rock from which the place takes its name. It isn't that high, really, so the walk up is not too demanding, and the views from the top are great. The church itself is not much to write home about - nineteenth century Ottoman Orthodox - but the liturgy was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

An awful lot of steps to get there but worth it for the views. A visit early morning is best when it is cooler. Knees and shoulders must be covered as it is a functioning church.

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Cartagena, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

If in Petra the view from this church is great. The church itself is also beautiful. Well worth the climb up the 114 steps, but easier in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you're going to Petra, go here! Amazing views of the town and coast. Really recommend that you visit at sunset as its so pretty. Plenty of things to do whilst visiting including the market, beach and tavernas. Best part of the island!

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Goodness me, what a view! and what a gorgeous place. We climbed the steps more than once on our holiday to Petra and we too saw a wedding, with candles on the steps. Just be aware they ask for respect and dignity (ie no shorts, swimming costumes) in the Church. Though few people seemed to take notice sadly. A sarong... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Quite a walk up to the top, but the views make it worthwhile. We were lucky to see a wedding whilst we were there.

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Ioannina, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

For me, purely and simple, the view is definitely worth to climb up 110 stairs... It is also a very small church that you can light a candle...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Number one on the things to do in Petra even if you have visited before. The 114 steps make a good exercise and excellent photo shots if you have enough breath left to hold camera steady!

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This looks very daunting when you first look up at the 114 steps but it's not difficult when you get started. The views from the top are well worth the climb and the church itself is lovely

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Climb the rock that gives Petra its name - a wonderful church with fabulous views. The climb is not too onerous for the fit and healthy but best undertaken in the cool of the morning

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