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Enjoyed the scenery good location. Monastery is well looked after and a nice place to be around. Sad that my daughter couldnt see all the animals they have - ostrich goats peacock etc. They are all unavailable to the public at all and are closed...More
A visit to this beautiful monastery includes the church with its historic icons; a sanctuary for ostriches, peacocks, and mountain goats; magnificent views of Gavros and the Libyan Sea, a museum of religious objects and historical artifacts, and a memorial to its role of resistance...More
Visited the Monastery whilst staying in Plakias we caught the bus from Plakias to the Monastery, cost approx 1.80 Euro each way takes around 20 minutes.
Entry into the Monastery 3 Euro per person children FREE.
Huge Monastery which has a stunning museum (not permitted...More
I had known of this monastery for years and had always wanted to visit because of its history. You should read up on this before you go as it will make the trip so much more meaningful. Important in the resistance and WW2 it has...More
Lots of history, in WWII the Abbot and monks assisted Allied service personnel who were escaping from the German invaders at great risk to themselves. There is a memorial en route the Monastery showing the Abbot carrying a gun alongside a solder. Calm with lovely...More
Do make sure you are not there at siesta time. Advertised times are morning till evening but it closes for a couple of hours for lunch. We squeezed in a twenty minute visit before being thrown out. Having read the Australian book by Edwards about...More