Filerimos Monastery
Filerimos Monastery
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  • Dannyvb
    Haaltert, Belgium74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place and wonderful viewpoints
    We waited till the end of our stay and didn't expect too much but we were wrong. This is a very nice place to visit. The monastery consists of several buildings from different time periods. When you arrive at the parking a few dozen peacocks welcome you ! You can go around for a little walk and visit the ancient buildings but also you can go for a walk around the domain. There are a few amazing viewpoints here ! On one side you can see the whole village of Ialysos up to Rhodes town. You can also walk to the big crucifix on top of the mountain and from there you have a few over a big part of the island. From Rhodes in the north up to the high mountains surrounding the vineyards of Empona (Embonas)
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Hesby Media
    Stavanger, Norway88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the 6 Euros if you get there for free
    We stayed in Sunprime Miramare, and it is a great bike ride up to that hill. I had to walk 50% of the uphill road. once at the top, it cost 50 cents for 0,5 l water, and a Toblerone ice cream 3,70 euro. Entrance to the Monastery is 6 Euro. it is worth it once you are up there. good view over the west coast of Rhodes. Also - the Via Dolarosa road to the big iron cross, is free.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Stephen G
    Wickford, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent place to spend a couple of hours
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Filerimos. We spend a couple of hours rolling round the site to see the monastery and ruins and the Filerimos Cross. There are wild peacocks wandering the entire site and the odd goat. There are great views over the surrounding area and sea so take your camera, there's a small shop / kiosk at the entrance with drinks, ice creams, snacks and souvenirs. Well worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 3, 2023
  • tedact
    St. Johns, Florida3,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous
    Our tour guide recommended this stop as we enjoy visiting the churches and monasteries in Greece. The grounds were gorgeous and well kept. There was a priest on site as well. The grounds were large with a breathtaking view. We were fortunate that there were no crowds that day. Great stop.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 1, 2024
  • Patrick H
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful site - walk up if you can!
    We walked 6km on forest tracks from Ialyssos in April sunshine: it would be too hot in summer but at this time of year it was lovely. It’s well worth the effort - at the top there’s a small snack bar that serves Greek coffee and sells the usual souvenirs. The monastery is a real haven of tranquillity and is one of the most beautiful sites we’ve visited in all of Greece. It’s small, and the ancient temple ruins are unremarkable, but the whole place is stunning and you’re rewarded with exceptional views of the northern part of the island. The monks who lived here were very lucky people!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
  • Lilacwheaty
    Nottingham, United Kingdom846 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful serene location
    This was a surprise highlight of our visit to Rhodes. A nice drive from Rhodes City ( apparently not easy to reach by public transport) and in mid April beautifully quiet and serene so we did a leisurely circuit around the perimeter and monastery buildings. Hundreds of peacocks in grounds also add interest
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
  • StanleyMcNabb
    Portadown, United Kingdom28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend a visit to this monastery!
    We are a couple of senior citizens who decided to walk from Ixia area to the monastery! It’s about 6-7km and our route took us up through some forest trails. So it’s very steep in places but very enjoyable. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. We did this hike on 1st May with a temperature of 25°C. It might not be so pleasant in July or August. The monastery site is lovely. The views are stunning. There is a cafe and toilets and you will be entertained by the numerous peacocks on site. We returned walking down the zigzag road which is longer but easier on the foot. Of course you could probably take a taxi up for 10€ but we wanted to challenge ourselves! If you are in Rhodes I highly recommend this visit.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2024
  • Gemma M
    Magherafelt, United Kingdom8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Place
    Really interesting and beautiful place.. definitely worthwhile going to if you’re nearby. Could do with some more information but was still a great experience. There are loads of peacocks wandering around which was random and unexpected haha but really made the experience - they were beautiful!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 27, 2024
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Gemma M
Magherafelt, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Really interesting and beautiful place.. definitely worthwhile going to if you’re nearby. Could do with some more information but was still a great experience. There are loads of peacocks wandering around which was random and unexpected haha but really made the experience - they were beautiful!
Written May 27, 2024
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StanleyMcNabb
Portadown, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We are a couple of senior citizens who decided to walk from Ixia area to the monastery! It’s about 6-7km and our route took us up through some forest trails. So it’s very steep in places but very enjoyable. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking. We did this hike on 1st May with a temperature of 25°C. It might not be so pleasant in July or August. The monastery site is lovely. The views are stunning. There is a cafe and toilets and you will be entertained by the numerous peacocks on site. We returned walking down the zigzag road which is longer but easier on the foot. Of course you could probably take a taxi up for 10€ but we wanted to challenge ourselves! If you are in Rhodes I highly recommend this visit.
Written May 1, 2024
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Lilacwheaty
Nottingham, UK846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a surprise highlight of our visit to Rhodes. A nice drive from Rhodes City ( apparently not easy to reach by public transport) and in mid April beautifully quiet and serene so we did a leisurely circuit around the perimeter and monastery buildings. Hundreds of peacocks in grounds also add interest
Written April 15, 2024
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Patrick H
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We walked 6km on forest tracks from Ialyssos in April sunshine: it would be too hot in summer but at this time of year it was lovely. It’s well worth the effort - at the top there’s a small snack bar that serves Greek coffee and sells the usual souvenirs. The monastery is a real haven of tranquillity and is one of the most beautiful sites we’ve visited in all of Greece. It’s small, and the ancient temple ruins are unremarkable, but the whole place is stunning and you’re rewarded with exceptional views of the northern part of the island. The monks who lived here were very lucky people!
Written April 9, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

tedact
St. Johns, FL3,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our tour guide recommended this stop as we enjoy visiting the churches and monasteries in Greece. The grounds were gorgeous and well kept. There was a priest on site as well. The grounds were large with a breathtaking view. We were fortunate that there were no crowds that day. Great stop.
Written March 1, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephen G
Wickford, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Filerimos. We spend a couple of hours rolling round the site to see the monastery and ruins and the Filerimos Cross. There are wild peacocks wandering the entire site and the odd goat. There are great views over the surrounding area and sea so take your camera, there's a small shop / kiosk at the entrance with drinks, ice creams, snacks and souvenirs. Well worth a visit.
Written October 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Hesby Media
Stavanger, Norway88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
We stayed in Sunprime Miramare, and it is a great bike ride up to that hill. I had to walk 50% of the uphill road. once at the top, it cost 50 cents for 0,5 l water, and a Toblerone ice cream 3,70 euro. Entrance to the Monastery is 6 Euro. it is worth it once you are up there. good view over the west coast of Rhodes. Also - the Via Dolarosa road to the big iron cross, is free.
Written August 31, 2023
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Charlotte D
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Amazing place in Rhodes to relax and walk. There are peacocks everywhere that you can see up close. The view from the cross at the top of the hill is perfect. We didn't enter the church because it has an entrance ticket.
Written August 19, 2023
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Ingrid B
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very nice monastery with a lot of pickocks and great views. The main chapel is open amd consist of 3 parts: christian, catholic and shared part as symbol of unity and friendship.
Way to the cross is through the nice green alley so it is not hot. From the cross view area you can see the airport and planes landing.
Written July 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Dannyvb
Haaltert, Belgium74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We waited till the end of our stay and didn't expect too much but we were wrong. This is a very nice place to visit. The monastery consists of several buildings from different time periods. When you arrive at the parking a few dozen peacocks welcome you ! You can go around for a little walk and visit the ancient buildings but also you can go for a walk around the domain.
There are a few amazing viewpoints here ! On one side you can see the whole village of Ialysos up to Rhodes town.
You can also walk to the big crucifix on top of the mountain and from there you have a few over a big part of the island. From Rhodes in the north up to the high mountains surrounding the vineyards of Empona (Embonas)
Written July 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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