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From the outside it is impressive to look at: a whitewashed monastery and church inside the ruins of a Castle of the Knights of St.John on top of a big volcanic rock behind the compact village of Mandraki. It tempts one to go inside. After...More
I decided I wouldn't climb the 130 stairs, but when I heard our guide said Mother grants wishes. I attempted to climb the 130 steps which are wide and easy to climb. As we go up, the view of the sea and village is spectacular....More
I visited this museum today whilst the ‘other half’ (Ross) chose to wait in a shady spot nearby. It was a good opportunity to understand more of the culture of Greece from the perspective of the Orthodox Church and I wasn’t disappointed except that my...More
Been there while our walk around Mandraki. There’s like 130 stairs to get there but it’s easily doable for everyone. The church is small and cute. Women must wear appropriate clothing but there are some robes available at the entrance. There are beautiful views from...More
Apart from the well known volcano of the island, the Monastery, the Cathedral and St Nikitas house, it is worth visiting this small but very rich museum showing various offerings mainly to the Monastery of the Theotokos Spiliani. You will be amazed!
Magnificent view of mandraki and a greek monastery worth visiting! Unfortunately there is no tour explaining the history of the monastery but you will get lost by the sense of religion,history and sea breeze.
Me and my wife visit Monastery of Panagia Spiliani on island of Nisyros in august with boat 'Iro" from Kardamena, Kos. We seen the monastery just from the boat. It rises up on an 30 m innormal rock on the end of Mandraki, above rest...More
If no time - skip it. The only interesting thing is the "plastics" of parts of body which are being hanged on the "teblo" if i can name it so. It can remain you on the paganistic tradition of hanging of symbols / plastics of...More