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Worth the visit

We visited the Monastery on our way to Stavros a nice little drive from Vathy, with some amazing... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom
Views are amazing

Worth the drive up to this! The views back to Vathy are staggering. Make sure you go on a clear day... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Gary K
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

We visited the Monastery on our way to Stavros a nice little drive from Vathy, with some amazing views, but wait until you get to the top wow. The Monastery is small but very pretty, inside is beautiful we spent some time in there lit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Worth the drive up to this! The views back to Vathy are staggering. Make sure you go on a clear day !!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gary K
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Being high up you will get a fantastic view from here. I briefly visited the monastery which was quiet and peaceful

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alexhp123
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The Monastery is beautiful and the views stunning. Well worth the drive up. Drive through Anogi & stop at the small store & try the home made lemonade. Delicious. The lady kindly gave us the key to visit the church next door, which we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miss_Fitzroy
Reviewed August 2, 2018

We visited as part of a guided tour. This monastery is beautiful & very peaceful, you don't have to be religious to appreciate the interior & the architecture. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed August 2, 2018

It was certainly worth the ride up. With winds howling and rain on that day we visited the monastery and found shelter inside. The view from the top was breathtaking and the beauty surrounding the area was very spiritual.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JayK2342
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous views over Ithaka and its capital Vathi, the Monastery is in various state of repair but well worth the drive to absorb the view

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank johncathys
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is really worth the detour. Take the inland road that runs down the middle of Ithaca and you can't miss it. It's high up and the views down to Vartha are spectacular. The monastery itself is interesting and a great example of Greek...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

We had a hire car for a few days and drove to this monastery. The views were exceptional as you wind your way up and up the hillside. When you arrive at the monastery, it is just sooooo beautiful, it takes your breath. Nice touch...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank AlWorcestershire
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We were very sad on this trip to discover that the monk had passed away. We hope another monk will want to stay there as somehow it didn't quite have the same atmosphere as when we had visited some years ago. We went as part...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Celestine65
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