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Tiny Church in Mountain town of Moni

This church is 4000 years old. This is a tiny church in the mountains with 4000 thousand years of history! Fascinating! We had a taxi driver take us for a drive into the mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 14, 2016
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Del Mar, California
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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This church is 4000 years old. This is a tiny church in the mountains with 4000 thousand years of history! Fascinating! We had a taxi driver take us for a drive into the mountain towns and this was his church in the small town of Moni ! We got to meet his sister who sells linens outside and family in... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This is a hidden treasure, and one my taxi driver strongly recommended -- I am so glad she did, because I would have hated to miss it. It's tiny and pretty dark inside, but suffused with a strongly mystical atmosphere. The altar had a lovely silver embossing of the Virgin and child, and a very kind nun sold candles and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Need a car or ATV to get here but worth it if you are driving around the island. Church is 800 years old and still has some original frescoes with the color remaining. Wish I had the money to donate to restore the works.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Said to be the oldest Byzantine church on Naxos, this tiny church is historically significant. We visited on a bus tour of the island and there was another group inside just before we arrived so it was very crowded in the tiny space. However, it is well worth the look inside if you have any appreciation for Byzantine frescoes. Historic... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Nestled on a winding road just outside Moni & Halki, this 9th Century Byzantine Church houses fresco's from the same era! There is a hiking trail for those eager to hike through lush olive groves, grape vines terraced between rock walls and several variety of local fruit orchards. If you plan properly you can hike 1.5-2 hrs or you can... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This is, according to our guide, the oldest church in the balkans dating back to the sixth century.. Though tint is is also stunning by its age and also good it looks to have grown (or become) part of the rock itself... Definately worth the visit

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

This church is a beauty in itself. It stands amongst olive trees, against the huge blue sky. It is kept open by the help of volunteers who are so kind to welcome you at the entrance and allow you to walk around. No photographs are permitted for obvious reasons. Inside, the church is spectacular: ancient golden icons all over, and... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you are in Naxos you should pay a visit to this unique Byzantine Church , built in the 4th centuries . The frescoes are unique.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

An interesting drive to get here & possibly not the easiest spot to park unless you are lucky to get a spot on the sort of layby about 100 yards downhill. Once through the door,it is amazing to see such a incredibly old church. There is no entrance charge but a nun was quietly sitting & welcomed any donations gratefully.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

We did not like our visit here at all. First, there is little signage and no safe place to park (that we could see at least). There were no other visitors and the only people there were a beggar and a teenage boy working as a janitor. There was just a creepy feeling in the air, and something felt off.... More 

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