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interesting hike

It is necessary to go on foot on foot, the route is not the easiest, perhaps with children, and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tallinn, Estonia
Worth the walk

Beautiful views and thoroughly enjoyed the monastery ruins. The walk back up is tough in the heat... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is necessary to go on foot on foot, the route is not the easiest, perhaps with children, and it is not advisable to take up the movement difficulties, the trip takes about 40 minutes there and 40 minutes ago, before that there is a...More

1  Thank L0tta1979
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views and thoroughly enjoyed the monastery ruins. The walk back up is tough in the heat. Take plenty of water and wear trainers.

2  Thank kaywainwright2018
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Nice, relatively easy hike. Really cool to see the monastery at the end. Recommend to step into the cave on the way down, has a really eerie feeling and is completely silent inside.

2  Thank Livelife88
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This Monastery is the oldest on the Akrotiri peninsula and the hardest to reach. It was built in the 11th century and its ruins are beautiful and impressive. The hike is not easy, but the view of the mountains and the sea on the way...More

3  Thank Giulia P
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

If at the monastery you need to pay 2.50 pp for entering but also for just hiking into the gorge. Its steep going down, passing a cave and a well and until the ruins of Katholiko (monastery) its a 30 m downhill but an exhausting...More

3  Thank Charles K
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

lovely place to see. Two monasteries in one place. Parking is free. We went down the hill by the monastery with bridge it took us about 40mins, get a water, comfy shoes etc. an amazing views with loads of different sounds around. We will recommend...More

2  Thank Arvydas K
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful ruins. Atmosphere of the place is special especially when monks are singing in the cave. Hiking shoes recommended especially if you want to reach end of the gorge.

3  Thank Łukasz W
Reviewed January 29, 2018

You can only reach this monastery walking through a simple and ruined path through rocks and beautiful views over the sea. It will take some time (about half an hour) to go down there but it is definitely worth it: at the end of the...More

3  Thank Gianluca P
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

In the beginning, when you start the walk, it looks like nothing special. But then, when you proceed further down the hill, you will discover the acient caves if the hermites. And even further down, there is a church and a stunning huge stone bridge...More

2  Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Fantastic place to visit. The walk to the cave wasn't too bad but the next section to the monastery in the cliffs got pretty steep. We may have struggled more than normal because it was the day after Imbros Gorge AND it was a last...More

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Response from ian_bridson | Reviewed this property |
follow the steps down to the left when you reach what seems to be just a cliff edge, then past the cave entrance down some more steps to the monastery ruin itself and the bridge, which you can see from the cave and is only... More