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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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Quiet and spiritual

Nea Moni is worth the drive. The road is rough especially when you near the monastery. We were there off season and it was quiet and eerie. We walked through the monastery seeing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
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Twin Cities, MN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Nea Moni is worth the drive. The road is rough especially when you near the monastery. We were there off season and it was quiet and eerie. We walked through the monastery seeing very few people. The grounds are lovely as is the church with its Byzantine art.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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