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The Church of the Panagia

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Address: Lindos 851 07, Greece
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Small but very much worth seeing

This little church is quite a surprise in the midst of all the shops that line the winding streets of Lindos. There were two women at the entrance who monitored our visit but... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
Claire S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

This little church is quite a surprise in the midst of all the shops that line the winding streets of Lindos. There were two women at the entrance who monitored our visit but there was no fee. The detail in the church is really amazing! the art and the frescos are something to see!

Thank Claire S
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We always make an effort to visit churches wherever we may travel and you are often richly rewarded in Greece where they still take their religion seriously. The woman screaming at tourists not to go in if their knees aren't covered should maybe be treated as quirky rather than rude - she persuaded me to wear a 'skirt' for ten... More 

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Whitehaven, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

This church is just gorgeous. I'm not appreciative of religion but I am appreciative of art and the frescos at this church are stunning. There is also a little museum in the church as well which is really interesting. You MUST cover up in the church - men and women. There are scarves available at the entrance for this purpose.... More 

Thank JayneH305
Netherton, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Amazing detail in this church, well worth a quick visit while in the town. Don't need to spend too long in here has it is quick small.

Thank Rhys S
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

The church of Panagia "Our Lady" is an enchanting church, a not to be missed stop for all visitors climbing up to the Lindos Acropolis. Originally built in the 12th century, we are told by the grumpy woman guarding it, it was reconstructed several times, including by the Grand Master of the Knights of Saint John, Pierre d’Aubusson in the... More 

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

To begin with the picture here is not of the Madonna of Lindos. You will find correct images provided by fellow travelers. You cant miss the church as it is on the main road from the square to the acropolis, the belltower markinf the spot. This is an old church from the era of the Knites built however in the... More 

1 Thank Ectoras_gr
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

In the middle of the village there is a Byzantine church from the eleventh century sanctified to the Holy Mother. Inside the church there are exceptionally beautiful and well-preserved mosaics and frescoes. The floor of an older basilica, probably fourth century, extends outside the newer structure. The church is open only on request. The owner of the shop in front... More 

1 Thank Igor D
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Reviewed July 3, 2016

Free to visit and in centre of town.Well worth a visit. Legs must be covered and shawls are available . Ornate and calm inside.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2016

The one & only miserable local we encountered the whole holiday was guarding the entrance. Majority not allowed in, as no one wearing shorts could enter. I agree about respected: no swimwear etc but we had knee length shorts & short sleeve T Shirts!! Lit a candle ( as I always do to think about deceased family members) this awful... More 

3 Thank Edwardbear298
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Take time to enter this very beautiful Greek Orthodox Church, the ceilings furniture and icons are old and stunning.

Thank Bob L

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