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A lovely peaceful place with a gorgeous view. In addition there is a small compound with deer that... read more

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We went back a second time after being refused entry as I wasn’t wearing “pantaloons”. Well worth... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely peaceful place with a gorgeous view. In addition there is a small compound with deer that they monastery takes care of.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Morgan1Rider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went back a second time after being refused entry as I wasn’t wearing “pantaloons”. Well worth it. It’s a walled whitewashed village of nuns’ cottages surrounding a cluster of churches. Beautiful views across the island, charming flower shrouded terraces. All the churches were open...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Recommended for a short (10 min) sightseeing stop: unique & picturesque with great views. No nuns encountered: in fact, we were the only people there.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank emgrace3
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I visited the monastery with lots of friends. Reverence and respect was a common feeling amongst my co travellers, until I got a glimpse of the inside of one nun's cell. She saw me and she was disturbed. She lives in sheer luxury, antique furniture...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Berry K
Reviewed October 14, 2017

This is a must see in Tinos. If it weren't for Aghia Pelagia, the icon of Panagia would not have bee unearthed. The monastery is beautiful but very windy. I enjoyed walking around though and exploring the church, the grounds, the room where Aghia Pelagia...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Eleni H
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Some persons must be one day to open their minds...we went a very hot day two men with long shorts but a rude woman didn't let us in...as she said we must wear trousers...i repeat :a very hot day at miday...anyway...i grade only the spirit...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank christosorl
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

Don't miss to explore the story of saint Pelagia especially if you are in Tinos on 23 of July. Take the bus to go to the monastery

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank dserifis
Reviewed December 16, 2016

If you're coming with the bus from tinos, it will probably arrive around 11h then back to tinos at 11h30. It's enough.. it really is enough to visit the monasetry. Maybe we were there in the wrong season (winter) but everything was closed. It's pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Sarah D
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Kapogiannis Tours took us to our first visit at St. Pelagia's monastery. It is on the highest mountain of Tinos. The bus ride showed us a beautiful panoramic view.There is an amazing story based on modern facts concerning the nun St. Pelagia. She had a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank ctsounis
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This monastery sits about 6 kms outside of Tinos Town. I occupies a scenic spot at the top of a hill. The monastery consists of a cloister of building in which sometimes you get a glimpse of a nun. We heard the chapels can be...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RodMcLeod
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