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Monastery of Megisti Lavra

Mount Athos 603 86, Greece
+30 2377 023754
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The Monastery is infested with thousands of bed bugs: run away !!!

The 19 Monasteries in Agion Oros, the Holy Mountain, pay high attention to the welcome and the... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
philippe h
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Paris, France
The first of all the monasteries on the Holy Mountain

The Great Lavra takes precedence as the senior of all the 20 or so monasteries on the Holy Mountain... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
penarthguy
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Nov 26, 2017
“The Monastery is infested with thousands of bed bugs: run away !!!”
Nov 10, 2017
“The first of all the monasteries on the Holy Mountain”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Mount Athos 603 86, Greece
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+30 2377 023754
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

The 19 Monasteries in Agion Oros, the Holy Mountain, pay high attention to the welcome and the hosting of the pilgrims. All, except one : Great Lavra, Megistis Lavra. In this Monastery, which was the 1st one in the Holy peninsula, the rooms are not...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The Great Lavra takes precedence as the senior of all the 20 or so monasteries on the Holy Mountain and its vast scale reflects that position. The first records are from 963AD. It is at the south end of the peninsula and is a long...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017

If man and an Orthodox believer, you take the Megisti Lavra monastery's Christian conservatism as an understandable condition. If you are not, then, do not be upset. Find your reconciliation.

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

The oldest monastery built on Mount Athos. It is a very important destination for orthodox people, but also for any people passionate of history. On the entire Mount Athos only the presence of male is allowed. (Visa needed).

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