The Holy Monastery of Preveli

The Holy Monastery of Preveli

The Holy Monastery of Preveli
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Suturama
Sardinia, Italy173 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Bad experience, not worth to go there. The monastery is touristic and without charme (3€ ticket) my suggestion is not to make this stop and go only to preveli beach and gorge .
But the main problem is that there is completely no attention to precautionary measures and regulation for covid spread: big groups of tourists and also guides are inside the small museum and Church (close places) gathered together and completely without mask, while outside you have curfew and orange-red zones.
Really unacceptable and dangerous for other visitors.
Written August 14, 2021
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Elisabeth R
254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Took the bus from Plakias. One euro sixty. The cost to enter is three euros. Lot of history. Nice animal sanctuary, deer, peacocks, birds and lots of cats. Interesting history of involvement in he creacian war. Spectacular views
Written October 5, 2021
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lysa2015
Dover, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
A peaceful haven in a beautiful setting. So much history to learn and appreciate, whatever your beliefs. In my opinion, any critical reviews are completely unjustified. Recommend taking time to visit the museum. And the honey is delicious.
Written October 2, 2022
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David M
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
Do make sure you are not there at siesta time. Advertised times are morning till evening but it closes for a couple of hours for lunch. We squeezed in a twenty minute visit before being thrown out. Having read the Australian book by Edwards about his evacuation from Crete during the second world war and his subsequent building of a holiday resort, town and Greek monastery near Bunbury in Western Australia - and which he called Prevelly - we were keen to see the monastery that had sheltered him and hundreds of other allied soldiers from the occupying forces. We were not disappointed - the drive there from Chania is spectacular, particularly the astonishing gorge that you get to shortly before Preveli. The monastery itself is beautiful. A guided tour would be really interesting (not sure if such a thing is available) but we just wandered around and soaked up the atmosphere and the views because that's all we had time for before we were thrown out for their siesta.
Written August 6, 2018
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BabyEvaTravels
Oslo, Norway4,321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This legendary monastery has the most beautiful church, filled with breathtaking paintings and art. Unfortunately we are not allowed to take photos inside the church.

The monastery is on a hill with an amazing view and they have lots of animals on the property

The gift shop is also worth a visit
Written August 7, 2019
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Danny W
Malmesbury, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited both the current monastery at the top of the hill and although nice the ruins at the foot of the hill are far more interesting and away from the coaches of tourists
Written September 12, 2018
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T2011PQcarol
Berkeley, CA147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
A visit to this beautiful monastery includes the church with its historic icons; a sanctuary for ostriches, peacocks, and mountain goats; magnificent views of Gavros and the Libyan Sea, a museum of religious objects and historical artifacts, and a memorial to its role of resistance during Turkish occupation and harboring Allied forces during Nazi occupation in WWII. It is a serene place that warrants a thoughtful visit and reflective contemplation.
Written August 21, 2018
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Angela K
Preston, UK71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Visited the Monastery whilst staying in Plakias we caught the bus from Plakias to the Monastery, cost approx 1.80 Euro each way takes around 20 minutes.

Entry into the Monastery 3 Euro per person children FREE.

Huge Monastery which has a stunning museum (not permitted to take pictures in the museum or church) beautiful collection of historical artwork , crucifixes, goblets etc within the museum, small shop selling trinkets , sovegniers and Olive Oil made by the Monks, lovely Church within the Monastery grounds which is absolutely stunning, we lit candles(, there was a Priest in the church reading from a bible)

There are numerous old houses within the grounds which were once inhabited by the Monks as well,as an animal sanctury with all sorts of animals roaming around freely , as well as lots of cats and kittens which seem to congregate around the old houses, the views from the monastery across the sea are surrounding area are stunning, .peaceful vistas ,,post card pretty,, unforgetable.

A beautiful peaceful place , there is a very nice cafe just steps away from the Monastery selling drinks and snacks including beer tea, coffee, ice cream, the whole area around the Monastery is imacculately clean, highly recommended, if you walk away from the Monastery you can view Preveli palm beach forest, or visit the beach as its literally " next door".

Worth visiting highly recommended, reasonably priced sovegnier shop, we bought some lovely keep sakes( NO credit card facility, take cash if you want to buy sovegneirs,) the cafe accepts credit cards)
Written August 18, 2018
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Lars J
Copenhagen, Denmark489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Placed in the mountain you will find a beautiful little place with the best view.
The monastery is old and small but absolutely worth a visit
Written September 21, 2022
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RDWilde
Turnhout, Belgium218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
A few times a day Plakias has boat connections to Preveli beach. Boats are fast but stepping out on the beach can be tricky. The beach is good, with a restaurant. We walked up the hill towards the monastery (about 1 hour one way, stop at taverna excluded). The monastery features a great view, a nice church (photos not allowed), a small museum, and some nice cats. On the way to the monastery you have the nicest view point on Preveli palm beach.
Written September 16, 2019
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