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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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Beutiful and still, deserted...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
elkakna
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank elkakna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Ayhan T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent landscape, well preserved frescoes in the chapel, some tourists, nothing was able to disturb the serenity of the surroundings

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Thank Venetia K
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

It was a nice afternoon, on Holy Saturday of the Orthodox Easter, the weather was very good. But I was very sorry of the itinerary to the Nea Moni. I have made the same itinerary some ten years ago, in the forest. The Monestary and the ambiance in general remained the same. But nevertheless... Is that because of that that... More 

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Thank Stellakostas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

No public transportation there. This site is small but relaxing. The church in the middle is free. It costs 2 euros for an small museum and a dining room. The small museum shows small amount of arts and dining room displays an beautiful ancient dining table. Also, an introduction film with English subtitle of Nea Moni is available in this... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

It is very very difficult to drive there. We rented a car and i was so scared its on top of the very high mountain but its great place to see

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect of this attraction; was pleasantly surprised. It was worth the drive on a winding road. That we arrived before any tour groups and had the place to ourselves was especially nice. The caretaker was lighting incense in the various chapels and allowed us to wander at will, asking us to close the doors when we... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a monastery built in Byzantine time that it still well preserve in spite of the partial destructions by the Turks and by an earthquake in 1800. It is high in the mountain above Chios town in a sloping narrow valley. The complex has several buildings and a church with nice mosaics. There were many additional building which have... More 

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