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One of the greatest masterpieces of the Byzantine Empire, this 11th century masterpiece is currently being refurbished, so phone ahead to check if it’s open.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Athinon avenue, Athens, Greece
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Hidden gem. If you're into Christian mosaics like me, this is something to see. It"s a bit out of the way. I had to metro to agia marina, then bus to the psych hospital, then short walk. Watch the hours. It is open a few...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank tjb600
Reviewed January 16, 2019

We love doing things that most people don't get to do. The Monastery of Daphni is one of these. You get to explore the Monastery of Daphni, a 11th-century Byzantine monastery listed as an World Heritage site together with Monasteries Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Craig D
Reviewed December 25, 2018

We gave a name to my little nephew on this church. It was a beautiful day and the whole family gathered.

Date of experience: September 2018
9  Thank redman5314
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I live close and on the past i saw people married there. Easy way to go to ,from iera odos(holy road) pass from metro station of agia Marina. The place belongs on municipality of Chaidari . Great walls around and on the center the church,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

The mosaics are incredible and this is worth the visit. We visited a total of 3 monasteries during our trip including Hosios Lukas and monasteries on Lesvos. These visits enhanced our overall trip and were well worth the time to get to each.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Like all old monasteries, this one is beautiful. Embelllished with icons, frescos, religious paintings you will feel the power of the Holy Spirit as you enjoy the peace and solitude

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

Look at the opening hours carefully, it is not open every day and even when open there is a gate that is closed you need to push a button for staff to release the lock to enable you to enter. The restoration of this complex...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

The interior and exterior of the monastery are both excellent. One of the best monasteries in Athens. Remember to look at the Christ Pentocrator. Breathtaking! Fed the stray cats, they are lonely and hungry.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This beautiful byzantine church was built in 10th century.It has some of the best samples of interior byzantine mosaics in Greece.The monastery is one of the three best byzantine monuments in Greece!Don't miss it,it worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Outstanding Byzantine art. Tranquil oasis in a laurel grove - hence the name "Daphni". Check opening times. It would be such a pity to make the short trip from the city to find the site closed.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Well, I have not done it yet so I cannot speak from personal experience....but my own research on Google maps shows you would take the Metro Line 3 to the end of the line at Egaleo (just a few stops from Syntagma Square... More
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