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A hidden treasure!

A large monastery with over 100 little churches in the surrounding area is a sight that leaves you... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris P
Athens, Greece
Stanley and Chrissy

We go here every year when we are on holiday in Skala. If you go late on an afternoon it is a lot... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A large monastery with over 100 little churches in the surrounding area is a sight that leaves you in aw! Even though women are not allowed in the main chapel; the surrounding areas describe the richness of the past! We were lucky enough to be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This was part of a bus tour package for us otherwise we probably would not have visited it. Honestly, if you've never been to a monastery it might be interesting, but I found the grape arbor and the bird life in the little chapels to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We go here every year when we are on holiday in Skala. If you go late on an afternoon it is a lot more quiet

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank stanleychrissyd
Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

It's a cute monastery but what a disappointment to find out that ladies can not enter the church... 😕 It was quite a bummer to feel discriminate against... In the end it didn't matter because even though we were there on a Monday at 15h...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lutitlu
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a must see when in Lesvos. If you like religious tourism, then you must definitely visit this place and you will learn a lot. Anyone would be happy to inform you about its history but you can also buy a book from the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MariaTax
Reviewed October 10, 2017

This is a great place that you can feel the loneliness and calmness... It's location is quite easy so if you are gonna be around don't miss the chance to feel this. It also has a church on the yard (just for men) Do not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2017

After visiting many places on the island this monastery is worth a visit. Good thing for men is that you can tease the women about what you saw inside the church, which is forbidden for women....

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank RenevanBreda
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Very nice monastery, definitely worth a visit....if you are a man. The central church and most beautiful area with amazing frescoes is prohibited for access to women since the 16th century...

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

A monastery worth visiting. It bears a history of centuries- the museum is a must and the area is spectacular! the route is easily accessible

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Nicely situated monastery. The museum has a collection of interesting icons, artifacts and historical documents. The main church is beautifully decorated, but men only.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Michael A
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