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Beautful but Ghastly Site!

This Monastery is located in a spectacular and isolated area of the island. The views, vistas and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
concord nh
A must do in Chios!

Nea Moni is a Byzantine monastery (now, only a church) with golden mosaics and a lot of history... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Eleni H
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A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and relics.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Monastery is located in a spectacular and isolated area of the island. The views, vistas and scenery along the way are very impressive. As you get to the site you'll find the Monastery in various stages of repair and worthy of spending a lot...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Nea Moni is a Byzantine monastery (now, only a church) with golden mosaics and a lot of history. The museum is great and the guide provides a lot of information. It has a rare icon of the Virgin Mary (Megaln n Xarn Tns!) as well...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

A lovely drive in nature takes you to this amazing place. Sad to see that a recent earthquake has damaged this beautiful church and this is why there is a some work being done to restore it. You will love it!

Thank Eleni K
Reviewed August 7, 2018

The location of the monastery is scenic. It was once a very rich monastery and the wall mosaics are very beautiful. Do take your time to visit but ask for the opening hours for visitors.

Thank Konstantia N
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

A very mystical and relicious place for Christians. Nice old two Churches. Very nice view of the valley and the sea from the top of the mountain.

Thank BrOi2fun
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Nea Moni is a UNESCO Heritage site. It is an old Greek Monastery recently renovated and open to public as it is a functioning holy place. It is also home to the 1822 Chios massacre with some artifacts related to these events. It is definitely...More

Thank Ozgur K
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting, bring a shawl or over shirt. The walk is nice and it’s undergoing renovation, makes you appreciate sacrifices made in the name of religious beliefs.

Thank Angel G
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Nea Moni monastery is a must to see, It is the most beautiful monastery and the most important Byzantine monument in the island of Chios. It has been listed on the World Cultural Heritage of Unesco in 1990. It was built in the 11th century,...More

2  Thank DoortjeBerghem
Reviewed September 3, 2017

This impressive 11th century monastery complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its striking red and gold mosaics are considered some of the finest examples of Byzantine Renaissance art. This place is very rich in history and very beautiful.

Thank UncleGus32
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Not too far from the town of Chios, it's worth the visit although some parts are closed for restoration. Lighting a candle here makes you feel that there is something which is greater than us! It's not only of historical significance thus recognized as a...More

Thank Theo V
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Response from blaspis1118 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, bus, taxis, or rent bike or car.
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Response from Claudia J | Reviewed this property |
no guide for us and no good guide book either which made it harder i would see if you could have somekind of guidebook. it is pretty far from everything but it wont take you superlong to tour the place so combine it with... More