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Address: Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece

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Well worth the walk to make a visit

A restored chuch at the top of the Monemvasia mountain. But inside there are many old and original frescoes which thankfully have not been tampered with and have retained much of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Iain C
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Mijas
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Mijas
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A restored chuch at the top of the Monemvasia mountain. But inside there are many old and original frescoes which thankfully have not been tampered with and have retained much of their shape and colour.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning views from the top! You can now enter the church and even light a candle. In spring all the flowers are in bloom and the air is so fragrant!

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ploiesti
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45 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

If you have a day and nothing to do in Athens, you can go to Monemvasia. Will take around 4 hours to travel by car from Athens. The car can be parked at city entrace because inside the fortress it is possible only to walk. The city is a special attraction, with beautiful views. In winter you should consider that... More 

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New York
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We hiked up from the village of Kardamyli- strenuous for the first 30 minutes as it is fairly steep, but a well marked and groomed trail. Had great views of the sea. Then the signs were not so clear so we followed one sign and walked down again through olive groves and finally found a road that led up to... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The climb was worth it for the views and to see the restored church itself which at different times in its history has been a mosque and a catholic church and a Greek orthodox church.

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Thank Thomas9102
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,728 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 768 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

At the hightest point of Monemvasia you see father away a little nice church on the top; if you want to visit it, you must have good shoes, the landscape is very nice and the view is superb; the church is not every time open, perhaps in the morning.

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Thank Manuela L
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

This is a lovely old church that has the appearance of having been added-on to many times over the years. Of course, if you go to the trouble of climbing to the Upper Town of Monemvasia, you have to go just a few hundred meters more to reach this church. Unfortunately, you cannot go inside but its setting on the... More 

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Thank haysnoe
Monemvasia, Greece
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Agia Sofia is situated at a high point of the upper city of Monemvasia. It was first unhabited in the 6th Century AD and at its high in the 8th Century housed 25,000 inhabitants. The recently restored buildings leading up to the church well illustrates the morphology of the buildings. The church itself is a jewel of Byzantine architecture. The... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Impressive sights, history, the sea ... a perfect memory! The serenity and beauty of the place fill your soul and keep you silent.

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Thank Cornelia A
Athens, Attiki, Greece
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A great work done by the archeological authority, the church as well its frescos have been carefully restored

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Thank Kyriakos F

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