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Panagia Glykofilousa

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Address: On the rock, Petra 81109, Greece

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The little church perched up on the rock

It's plain to see no matter where you are in Petra - the little church perched up high on the rock overlooking the town. The walk up is fairly steep but if you take your time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Barry M
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's plain to see no matter where you are in Petra - the little church perched up high on the rock overlooking the town. The walk up is fairly steep but if you take your time you'll get there no problem. There's a handrail if you're feeling a little bit unsure of your footing. There is a note that says... More 

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Petra means "Rock", hence the name of this village. The rock and the church that sits atop it are the focal point for visitors and locals alike and make for a very interesting visit. Once you have climbed the 112 stone steps up to the church, the views are fantastic, but go through the portal and into the cool of... More 

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Chios
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Very nice church on the rock in the middle of the village. It is so beautiful and have a great view.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Bring your camera and wear good shoes for walking and it will be a nice walk up the old stairs. A good time to go up is before sunset so that you can still see the whole town but also capture the sunset.

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Kjellerup, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Small authentoc church on the top of Petra. Very beautiful both inside and outside. Great view over the town of Petra and the sea

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a very holy place and like all such places the benefit one receives depends on whether you want to give something of yourself to it or just have a brief tourist experience. The steps are easy, the views magnificent. I like the way one can write prayer requests for anyone you know who is ill. Dress code preferred,... More 

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Basildon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Beautiful views from this local church set on top of a volcanic plug. There are 170+ steps up to the church which on a hot day can be very tiring, but worth the bother.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

You will not regret the climb, you will not regret each view as you climb higher and higher. It really is not a bad climb. Then when you get there, you will be glad you have done so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We set out early on this short walk from ourania studios to visit the stunning views of panagia glykofilousa, the 114 steps are not all that tiring during the early morning but the views that await you at the top are stunning from every angle a definite must see no matter how long your stay in Petra, Light a candle... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the highlight (literally) of Petra, the church on the rock from which the place takes its name. It isn't that high, really, so the walk up is not too demanding, and the views from the top are great. The church itself is not much to write home about - nineteenth century Ottoman Orthodox - but the liturgy was... More 

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