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Its an oasis right in the heart of Athens. Beautiful and varied hiking routes. Quite safe as I go... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Gia D
Athens, Greece

These monasteries are not only ancient but they are truly peaceful areas to take refuge from a busy... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
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This delightful little Byzantine church contains some interesting icons and the reconstruction of a monk's cell.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Mount Ymittos-Kaisariani | 5 km from Athens, Kaisariani, Greece
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Its an oasis right in the heart of Athens. Beautiful and varied hiking routes. Quite safe as I go alone. Magificent view of Athens from above looking as far as the sea. One of my favorite places to visit. Please take water as i ve...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Gia D
Reviewed July 30, 2018

These monasteries are not only ancient but they are truly peaceful areas to take refuge from a busy day of sightseeing and traveling. Spend time speaking with the nuns about their way of life, community work and sustainability.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This monastery, founded in the 11th c but now converted to a museum makes for a beautiful day trip. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the spacious, shady grounds. The charming little church was beautifully frescoed in the 18th c and repays a leisurely visit....More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Barringtonian
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

The monastery itself wasn't impressive, but the surrounding is amazing. Take a hike in nature not far from the city.

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank mostafab370
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

What is called a monastery is actually a complex of various attractions and historical buildings. The monastery itself is located in a remote place without any signs so it is easy to miss it. I would recommend you start by walking through the forest. You...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 858magdax
Reviewed April 15, 2018

lovely place hidden in the hills nearby Athens - only 20 min by car There are some hiking paths and nice view spots

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ahikam o
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We did a Sunday morning visit to the Kaisariani Monastery. We took a taxi to the monastery. The taxi driver was very nice and asked if we would like him to wait for us (we declined as we planned to take the bus back to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
7  Thank CissiSweden
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We visited this museum on a weekday and it was worth it. The buildings are well-preserved and throw a light into a centuries-past monastic life. Although there are other such survivors of the Byzantine tradition (Mystra and Dafni amongst them), this one is very close...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank terry2017782
Reviewed March 12, 2017

A lovely small byzantine monastery of the 11th century with an area around it worth visiting! The monastery itself is a small jewel , with the main church and chapel of St. Antony, the kitchen, dinning area and cells. It is now a museum and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank AthinaKyr
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

A really peaceful and special place to visit. The walk to the monastery is lovely and makes it part of the serene attraction. Ok to do in cooler weather too. Bring your comfy walking shoes!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 382reneer
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Bhumi B
March 7, 2015|
Response from 624erikj |
The cheapest way is bus 224 and then a 30 minute walk.Taxi is possible too.
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