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“Important even if you are not religious” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nea Moni Monastery

Nea Moni Monastery
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Ranked #3 of 24 Attractions in Chios
4.5 of 5 stars 99 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Drives, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and relics.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Important even if you are not religious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Beautiful monastry with a tragic history. Don't leave Chios without visiting Nea Moni. The nice museum is closed on monday.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Tangible history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Well worth the drive

Amazing history that comes to life over ten centuries

The kids also were very interested

Visited August 2013
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Izmir, Turkey
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“If in Chios don't miss to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you are going to visit Chios, Nea Moni must have a place in your program. If you are interested in history you must not miss the place. A monastery builded in the midst of XI century.

Visited August 2013
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Montreux, Switzerland
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“A jewel of byzantine art in the middle quietness !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

A must for any one loving the beauties of byzantine art ! As of any orthodox monastery, the location is very important, a place where you can listen to God whispering, and where in the silence of your heart, you make it yours ! Only the cooing of the doves, the stridulation of the cicadas and the meltemi in the branches of the century-old cypresses will accompany your meditation ! What about the glistering mosaics ? They are the most beautiful expression of an utmost refined art, sustained by a highly creative faith ! The church itself has been well restored, and the chapel by the entrance door bears the witness of the martyrs of 1822, massacred but having found peace at last. Do enjoy the peacefulness of the entire area, which an impressive fire burnt to quite a large scale on august 18th 2012, but didn't hurt the monastery ! A place to savour !

Visited June 2013
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“Inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Great world heritage site...awe inspiring...historical. Priests was kind and informative. Beautiful setting in the mountains. Remote.

Visited June 2013
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