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Taxiarchis Monastery

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Taxiarchis Monastery

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Megalo Chorio, 850 02 Greece
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1 Day Delphi
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1 Day Delphi

In the morning depart from Athens for a One Day trip to the UNESCO – listed Archeological Site of Delphi. On the way, drive through the plain of Beotia and also pass through the city Theva (where King Oedipus was born), Levadia and Arachova where there will be a short stop on the way back.<br>Arrive at Delphi, one of the most important digs in Europe. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Museum which contains such spectacular exhibits like the Naxian Sphinx, the famous bronze Charioteer, the Treasury of the Sifnians and so many more. Return back to Athens in the afternoon in the same route.
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AlleVast wrote a review Sep 2019
Whitby, Canada242 contributions81 helpful votes
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The drive is something not recommended to attempt unless one is a highly skilled driver. Pay someone to take you there. There is a place in town that arranges bus trips. The road is pretty much one lane. But it is two way. We visited during the closure of the church (renovations) so the church was not available to visitors. But the castle itself was interesting to see. It is always fascinating to see how small the rooms are in which Monks live. We were told pirates hiked up the very steep incline (guessing it is at least 500m) and of course their progress was seen. The door was closed, and beans were dropped on the invaders from the tower. Sounds odd but apparently it was effective. Who carried the pebbles up that hill to make the mosaic floors? Photos of 1m tall candles, indication of angle of ascent, interior, mosaics.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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KanGurular wrote a review Jul 2019
Istanbul, Turkey2,258 contributions334 helpful votes
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We strolled the church fast. Its white painted architecture was plain from outside; but its inside is very ornate. Its building time is 1827. They made celebrations in its yard during religious days.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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David D wrote a review Jun 2019
Devon, United Kingdom8,248 contributions1,400 helpful votes
Wednesday 12th June and we were wandering around the picturesque and narrow streets of Megalo Chorio and we came across this delightful Monastery. There is a Taverna nearby and it's terrace overlooks the Monastery with its Church, tall bell tower and ornate cobbled courtyard. Sadly when we visited here, the Church was closed, so we were unable to go into, despite that we thought it was wonderful and well worth visiting.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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saronic wrote a review Nov 2018
Zurich, Switzerland17,277 contributions1,565 helpful votes
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The village of Megalo Chorio is the only traditional settlement of Tilos, which is not in ruins and it is definitely worthwhile to wander through its narrow lanes with steps. Some traditional houses have been restaured with the help of the state like the 'Mangaphas House'. An important sight in the village is its church dedicated to the 'Taxiarchis', which refers to Archangel Michael, much venerated in the Dodecanese, also under the name 'Panormitis' as on Symi. And for me it was fun to discover that the majority of men I met on Tilos were all called 'Michalis', like myself (something I have never encountered elsewhere in Greece). The Taxiarchis church is surrounded by other buildings, which now probably serve as offices of the municipality, but definitely not as a monastery, if they ever did. The only monastery on the island is the one of Agios Panteleimonas, to which several Tripadvisor entries here are referring in fact. The courtyard between the church with a beautiful main door and the surrounding buildings is covered by an attractive mosaic of black and white pebbles, again something typical of the Dodecanese. There are geometrical patterns, but also dolphins to be seen. Near the church is the 'Tilos Dwarf Elefant Exhibition', which was closed, when I passed by. A great place to have a break here is the Kafenion 'Palio Meraki' with a terrace looking over the church and into its courtyard.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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sue j wrote a review Jul 2018
Cheltenham, United Kingdom48 contributions29 helpful votes
This little village is a must to visit, there is a lovely Taverna and a very unusual shop selling just about everything, never seen one like this. To wander the tiny streets all painted white is lovely and the views again are amazing
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Date of experience: May 2018
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