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Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Sintza

Narrow road west of Leonidio, Leonidio 223 00, Greece
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Stunning position and a welcome on arrival

Just to add to some other points. The road up is in good condition but it’s of course a bit... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Bernard S
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Valley views, and architectural wonder

The monastery is closed pretty much all of the time (as far as I could tell) but the views from the... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2018
pickling
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Jun 12, 2018
“Stunning position and a welcome on arrival ”
Jan 14, 2018
“Valley views, and architectural wonder”
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Narrow road west of Leonidio, Leonidio 223 00, Greece
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Just to add to some other points. The road up is in good condition but it’s of course a bit vertiginous. Drive carefully! The nun who lives there, ten months of the year, is quite elderly (she refused to say how long she had lived...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

The monastery is closed pretty much all of the time (as far as I could tell) but the views from the top (and on the way up) are incredible, and the structure itself is a marvel. There are hiking paths you can use to explore...More

1  Thank pickling
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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monastery and views. Keep in mind the road is very narrow and steep, not to those faint of heart.

1  Thank LiLi_SF
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

This Monastry lies way up in the mountains. The road is paved and easy to drive, but you will have be careful of rocks on the road (which isn't cleared off all the time). While we were there, there were some regular massive rockfalls on...More

1  Thank Sunkiddo
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly monk. Don't forget to ask her show you the great snake found there and be kept in a box (of course not alive)

1  Thank Nikos P
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

nice slow drive 30 minutes escape, passing through beautiful mountains. the monastery is located on the cliff and it has excellent views & a mystic atmoshere

1  Thank ikaros5331
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Reviewed March 24, 2016

A hidden monastery with easy approach from Leonidion with interesting climbing roots. Totally covered by greenery you can relax under the shandow after a climbing session.

Thank IRINA B
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Reviewed January 26, 2016

Wonderful scenery getting there & equally wonderful views once in the monastery. The road to Sintza is not the best so please drive very slowly & carefully to & from the monastery as it is very windy with many rocks on the road.

1  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

A single soul takes care of this old monastery, built on the cliffs way up on the side of a mountain where you'd least expect it to be and wonder how and why locals got to do that way back then...

Thank Irini66
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

I walked all the way from Leonidio to Saint Nicholas. At the beginning it was tiring and tough. After the half distance I felt my legs get lighter. When I finally had eye contact to the monastery, I felt that Saint Nicholas was pulling me...More

1  Thank Demetrios65
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