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We spotted the monastery clinging to a crag of Mount Parnon from the road below. Took about 25 mins from Leonidio. Lots of steep climbs and hairpin bends, not for the faint hearted! Free entry, wear modest clothing, this is still an active religious centre....More
There are two reasons for me to visit this wonderful place!!the main reason is the religion mood from this unique monastery that is builted inside the rocks and then the spectacular view from above!!!!if you visit the region I recommend this !!!!
We took a taxi (50 euros for four of us) up the winding road and enjoyed that scenery immensely. The monastery is twenty minutes from town and a world away from western modern living. It is small and beautiful as a still-functioning place of worship,...More
Beautiful monastery dedicated to Holly Mary, the view is fantastic, the drive there also... The monk's where very helpful and explained to us the history behind the monastery and the picture of Mary...
There are 136 steps to see the monastery originally from the 1300s.
The church is beautiful but no pictures are allowed to be taken inside. There are two vendors selling herbs and honey at the entrance. There is no fee to see this and worth...More
Reading about the history of this space before you get here makes for an even more interesting visit. There are (naturally) spaces you can't go into, but the most amazing space is the chapel- the details are endless and mind-boggling. I would have liked to...More
Unless you take the white-knuckle drive to this place, it's hard to believe that it's actually built where it is. The drive through the mountains is not for the faint of heart with many switch-backs, hair pin turns and elevation changes. The gate looks like...More