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A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and...

A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and relics.

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Many wonders, but also an eerie insight into the Chios massacre

Nea Moni, an 11th-century monastery, is in a remote setting within the mountains and about fifteen kilometres from the town of Chios. You may see a few locals there as it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nea Moni, an 11th-century monastery, is in a remote setting within the mountains and about fifteen kilometres from the town of Chios. You may see a few locals there as it is still a working church, but separate from the museum. With limited opening hours until midday and re-opening around 4PM, ensure you plan your visit. As with many monasteries,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New Moni is the oldest monastery in Chios and has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's route is little bit tough and near to Avgonima. You can visit both of them.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the biggest monastery in the world, but its history, the landscape in which it sits, and the quality and philosophy of the restoration makes this a must-see. It is a World Heritage site - but it is also a working church and as such it is free to enter. You only have to pay to visit the museum and... More 

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Thank Campbell T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built 10 centuries ago.. Long history behind it. Very impressive location but not very well preserved..

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1 Thank Hakan K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Twice, I visited this place and never got to see inside as they close at 3 pm I was told. It's quite a drive up on the mountains and make sure you take water with you! Along the way, my husband and I enjoyed the scene, serenity and nature. We rented an ATV at the port and enjoyed our ride... More 

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Thessaloniki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the treasures of the island of Chios for those interested in Byzantine art. The location can really only be reached by rented car from chaos and the trip takes about 30 minutes. A lot of restoration work has gone into the church but the monks cells are in bad need of restoration. The refractory where the monks ate... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

A fantastic medieval monastery built according to the architecture of Agia Sofia creates a peaceful scenery, but only the central section is well preserved. The rest is just deserted. Be aware: The museum is open until noon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The monastery is a historical place where monks, women and children were slaughtered in 1822 by the Turks and there are victims bones kept in the monastery to prove it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

To get the most out of this place, rent a car and drive up in the morning. The winding road up to the monastery is breathtaking. The location is magical. We got there and had the place to ourselves for about 20 mins, then only a few people arrived. If you are looking to have lots of displays and signs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

If you want to see this place you have 2 options; 1-organised tours-kanaris ours can be a nice option 2-rent a car and go on your own you need 1 hour for travveling inside. be careful about what you wear beause you can not get in with a short. you can see a small museum full of human bones if... More 

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