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Aya Yorgi Church

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Address: Buyukada-Nizam Mahallesi, Turkey
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Very nice and spiritual place

The Church is located on the top of the hill. Views of sea and surrounding are fantastic and it transmit peace, spirituality and silence. It is very nice place for contemplation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Porto, Portugal
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Porto, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Church is located on the top of the hill. Views of sea and surrounding are fantastic and it transmit peace, spirituality and silence. It is very nice place for contemplation and reflection. When descending we took a horse pulled chart. It was also nice experience and not very expensive.

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a legendary church where it is believed that miracles still happen - women who cannot get pregnant have to walk up the steep hill as a pilgrimage, with one condition. Must not utter one word for as long as they go up!

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Tehran Province, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

There was a long road uphill, and I suggest you to park your bike (if you're riding one)n near the restaurant at the beginning of this road and then go up. The view is REALLY AWESOME and really worth to go up this road. DO NOT MISS IT.

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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Church is a well preserved, working Greek church. To get there, it is a 25-30 minute walk up a very steep cobblestoned street. My wife almost killed me for dragging her up there but it was worth it. Best to take a Horse and Buggy to the "Lunapark" and hoof it from there. Bring water if it is a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

A church on top of Büyükada,very beatifull wiew from the church hill,very beautiful houses along the way to the church by faytons driven by horses.

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Ankara
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

You probably received advices to ride around the island they are mainly solid however if you'd like to climb to Aya Yorgi to enjoy the scenic view, visit the church and drink a cup of tea my advice is to ditch your bikes and hike. A semi-long steep road leads to top of the hill. It is really hard to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

One of the best hiking trips ever, plus ancient church with various architectural aspects, best part is the view up there.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

It's a small curch on top of a very steep hill, but I'd recommend it as it is a nice change of pace from the mundane things of Büyükada. Also, the restaurant is definitely worth the visit!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very nice and cozy place. Even though it takes time climbing until you reach top, it worth it. Amazing view

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

OK. To get there is a whole story. You either walk a loong walk (couple of hours) and then walk a bit more to reach it (1km uphill) or you take the horse cars (a bit expensive). Once on top, the view is magical. The church is untouched by islamic elements. It is a shame to see that this is... More 

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