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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, Cultural
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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have visited here several times when coming to Petra. This year was made more special as we have lost a few friends and wanted to light candles. The climb was difficult in places but the views are Amazing. I would advise people to do this early morning before it gets too hot and take water with you.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The views of Petra are great and the church is very grand. No dislikes apart from needing a bit more puff at the top.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

While going through small road in market place in Petra,just go through the little road and take the Cafe Babe's Corner at yr right hand side and walk about 100 meters and you will find the entrance onur right.There is about 140 and so steps to go the top.Very well protected and maintained church.Superb view on the top.Highly recommended to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The church on the rock is a lovely place. It's just a bit of a problem to get to as it is on top of the volcanic plug at the centre of the village of Petra on Lesvos. So, if you are keen to go, go early in the morning as it's too hot later in the day and treacherous... More

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Lovosice, Czech Republic
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Romantic place in the evening also in day light. Nice wiev. Also nice dominanz of the Petra I liked to see iz from our balcony

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The view is Worth to climb the stairs..It is a peaceful place.You can discover the entrance among the narrow stone streets.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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92 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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