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Church Museum of Nisyros/Panagia Spiliani

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Mandraki, Greece
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank saronic
Reviewed October 11, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Ideal viewpoint for a city with sea. Ideal visiting time is at the sunrise. Before visit is good read something about this place in guidebook.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HeatherandRoss H
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Myryca
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Bichoes
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Excursion277466
Reviewed July 19, 2016

to get here tired... you should visit the church… view was amazing… you will find a refreshing wind in here...

Date of experience: July 2016
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