Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa, Argassi: Address, Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa Reviews: 4.5/5

Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa

Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa
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Sara
Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
Beautiful place
Jul 2021 • Family
Monastery is great. You can go inside and walk around. Such a beautiful place. Views are awesome. Unfortunately the road to go there is terrible. A lot of bends. I don’t recommend if anyone has motion sickness.
Written September 22, 2021
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d8smt
Reading, UK139 contributions
Great views but hard walk up
Jul 2021 • Solo
It's a long old trek in the searing heat to see this place, but the views from the to across both sides of the island are worth it, as is the walk up. However it is a hard walk up, very steep and took me almost a couple of hours including a stop at the nearby café(which is in fact just a caravan with a fridge and some tables!). Don't attempt this is you're not very fit! You could get to the to in a 4 x4 ior quaking as well. There's a ribbed Byzantine church about halfway up from the Argassi side also that's worth a quick look around.
Written July 18, 2021
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Panagiotis
Piraeus, Greece190 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2020 • Couples
Once you manage to get up there, everything is amazing. The old church is beautiful,the view is magnificent,you really feel you are far from everything. However the road is extremely difficult and your car will really suffer.You need to drive slow and carefully. If you trust your skills give it a try.
Written October 26, 2020
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TaoChunyu
Champagne-Ardenne, France5 contributions
Nice view after a challenge journey
Dec 2019 • Family
It is not easy to reach the monastery by driving from bottom to the top for half an hour, very steep and uneven road with a side cliff. Beautiful island view along the road.

Beautiful view on the peak. Very impressive.

I got bitten by a wide donkey, which bite my jacket and hold it. After pat his head for 5 minutes, finally he was calmed down and released my jacket.
Written December 22, 2019
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Paul B
Huddersfield, UK54 contributions
Amazing views!
Oct 2019
A long winding uphill walk brings you to the Monastery. It was closed the day we went but the (strenuous) walk was worth it for the views. There were wild crocuses and cyclamen growing freely.
Written October 13, 2019
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lymbo32
United Kingdom118 contributions
A great walk and fantastic views
Aug 2019 • Couples
We walked up - I can’t quite believe so many people suggest driving up, especially as your hire car insurance won’t cover you on non tarmac roads!

We went early in the day to avoid the heat but it was still very manageable in the August temperatures. There are a couple of steeper bits but in the main it is just a keep it steady and you’ll get there type of walk.

When you do, what rewards you is the slowly opening panoramic views of the entire island.

The lady in her little caravan in the shade just short of the top could not have been more welcoming. Not much English, but between her bits of English and our bits of Greek we had a nice chat. She poured us an ice cold glass of water each whilst we caught our breath and decided what cold drink to have - it had to be a frappe and a Fanta Lemon (so hard to find in the UK!) before the last 200m to the monastery.

We stopped again on the way back down for an ice cream too!

Took a little under two hours to get up from Kalamaki and about 1.5 to amble down. The trick, in both directions, is to stick to the track and not be tempted by any little paths or the google maps attempt at getting you to follow an old dry river bed. Both are steep and impassable in places. Just stick to the track and it gently winds up the mountain.

The monastery is basic but worth it for the views alone!
Written September 6, 2019
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Lost boy
Zakynthos, Greece44 contributions
Enjoy the view
Aug 2019 • Solo
It’s a fairly steady walk from the bottom,taking it easy with decent trainers will take you around 1h30mn with cool overlooking view of the sea.
Once you get there the monastery itself is small but gorgeous and defo worth looking around!
If you adventurous you can climb on a rock next to it and overview the whole of the island!
Also use a lot suncream before the walk in the sun...
Written August 17, 2019
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FmJ1972
11 contributions
Lovely historic site
Jul 2019 • Family
Really enjoyed our visit here, only downside is the dangerous 3km track to get to it, worth it if you can get to the top safely.
Written July 22, 2019
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amrfh
Cambridge, UK135 contributions
Amazing views
May 2019 • Couples
Walked to the monastery from Kalamaki. Parts of the walk are not easy. We had to walk up what looked like a very stoney path/dry river bed. The views from the monastery are fantastic. Well worth the long walk.
Written July 14, 2019
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Peter S
Odder, Denmark13 contributions
worth a visit
Jun 2019
We walked a roundtrip from argassi to monastary of panagia skopiotissa and back (12,5 km), it's a rough trip, remember a lot off water.
there is a little cafe at skopos 200m before the monastery where you can buy ber/water coffee.
Written July 2, 2019
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