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An oasis of peace in an incredible location

We spotted the monastery clinging to a crag of Mount Parnon from the road below. Took about 25 mins... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bluelizard
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Religious mood in a beautiful and impressive monastery.

There are two reasons for me to visit this wonderful place!!the main reason is the religion mood... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Panagiotis S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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 !!!!

Thank Panagiotis S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Hung upon a cliff with a great view of the mountain. Make sure you visit the church with the icon of Virgin Mary.

Thank Eli_George_13
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank juanitawells62
Reviewed 12 June 2018

This historic monastery is built into the side of a cliff overlooking a valley that leads to Leonidio and the sea.

Thank ReneCyr
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing place to visit on your trip to Greece. A small monastery hidden in the mountains. Great views.

Thank kf0min
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

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...

Thank rummichael
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank brownie6244
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

Thank pickling
Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

Thank BoilerDaveNH
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