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Peacefull place.

An impressive monastery built over a cave where an icon of the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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From a trainstation to the Monastery

We bought two ways tickets for 19€ and after an hour uphills walk we came to the monastery. A... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
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Kato Zachlorou, Kalavrita, Greece
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive monastery built over a cave where an icon of the Virgin Mary and her son Jesus was found. The icon can be seen inside also the cave where it was found. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ΝΙΝΑ M
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We bought two ways tickets for 19€ and after an hour uphills walk we came to the monastery. A special place, where you meet a history. Small museum of Icons and a garden in a cave.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

When we arrived at Spileo Monastery the job has just begun. We didn't know about the impressive wondrous icon or about the cave from the monastery where it had been found. All I can tell it is that worths to spend here some special and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 4-MIND
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Very interesting monastery build on mountains rock. Inside, nice icons and paintures. A place that must be visited in a trip to Kalavrita

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alin M
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We arrived here after eating lunch in Kalavryta. Our driver had called ahead to find out when it was open and it was. We entered without our driver as is the law in Greece. We were the only ones in the monastery for awhile and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Steven L
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

It seems to be glued onto the cliff. I was disappointed that it was closed (and could not find opening times online) but still worth the drive up. You would need to be in good shape to walk up from the station.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful selection of preserved artwork, crosses, outfits and religious items. Make sure to visit the chapel and the museum, but the sacred cave with the holy spring is amazing.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank pranicmichellem
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Worth a visit for half an hour or so - an incredible building & imposing yet very peaceful. Its about 15 minutes drive out of Kalavryta & good to visit after visiting the railway. We wandered in & were greeted by a monk who gestured...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ducatibabe
Reviewed July 14, 2017

Mega Spileo is an incredible place indeed. Just about 10 kms from the town of Kalavryta it rises from the sheer rock cliff like a huge giant. It is a testament to human determination. It is so hard to believe people were able to build...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Well worth the visit. Best accessed by car. We had a very helpful monk who gave us a tour and a history of the monastery and the surrounding region.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from Alin M | Reviewed this property |
Is open every day, I know. Close is just between 13.00 o clock and 14.00 o clock.