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A tiny cave chapel and a curch with fine frescoes

No longer a working monastery but a small church with some quake damaged but fine frescoes on walls... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
megar0n
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Ikaria

Must visit at your next trip to the island of Ikaria. You will be amazed by how they built under... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

No longer a working monastery but a small church with some quake damaged but fine frescoes on walls and ceiling and following the path higher steps up to a chapel in a tiny cave beneath an overhand of rock (like the homes islanders made to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Must visit at your next trip to the island of Ikaria. You will be amazed by how they built under those huge rocks. The surroundings are so relaxing.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank George_Dora
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The place is wonderful and even the little 'canteen' is interesting but I bought 2 jars of kritamos (rock samphire) and they both looked/smelled funny when we opened them (one was a gift so it was even worse...). The Women Cooperative in Raches has a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

of course is not the monastery itself!it s the magical atmosphere, the forest, the sound of nature. very nice walk and we got the fortune to have it for ourselves.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

On top of a hill near the southern coast of the island of Ikaria,this unusual place surprises the visitor. Near the entrance on the right we find a typically small Greek church whose inside walls are covered by beautiful Bizantine frescoes. There are also several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Theoktistis is a small monastery built in a lovely area. There is a scenic drive through a pine tree forest up to the monastery that is worth a small detour off the main seaside road. The church is very small and very ancient and is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you go to this monastery, don`t miss to try a meal from the cafe that is located there. Allthough the old lady does not speek english she will communoicate with you! We tried the fried doughballs with honey, amazing! And buy some if the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

You need to visit this unique place and enjoy the traditional loukoumades with honey and cinnamon. It's something different which worth your time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DemieTh
Reviewed August 7, 2018

A visitor can admire the big granites, to eat something ad buy local products.It is a perfect place to have some refreshment before continue the island trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The drive is nice and the trees give one shade and a respite from the heat. The church is cozy with nice frescoes. The loukoumades (honey doughnuts) are freshly made but would be improved with a better honey. The priest’s private quarters are a wonderful...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Hello. The monastery isn't inhabited, so there are not many restrictions for visiting hours. My visit was at 18:30 or 19:00. About walk paths i cannot tell many things, if you are a group, ask by your hotel , there is... More
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