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Agia Sofia Church

Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
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Best Panoramic View in Monemvasia

The climb past the upper town and on to Agia Sofia Church is not particularly hard, but can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MizzusK
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Not much of a hike up - like 15 minutes - but well worth it! the top has all sorts of paths with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
K4710KPlorip
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Top of mountain, Monemvasia, Monemvasia Municipality 230 70, Greece
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The climb past the upper town and on to Agia Sofia Church is not particularly hard, but can be difficult to navigate if you're not wearing proper footwear (ie., cute shoes). As someone previously mentioned, the trick is to avoid the shiny stones that have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much of a hike up - like 15 minutes - but well worth it! the top has all sorts of paths with old foundations to a city that was there. It offers best views! Highly recommend doing this!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The perch of Agia Sofia, near the top of the Monemvasia plateau, as well as its ancient yet colorful and mood-invoking interior makes the climb up to this ancient Greek Orthodox church well worth it. Please note that usually the Church closes at 3:30 pm...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

We climbed to the upper town about 7am and it was perfect. Still, quiet and cool with few others around. The church opened just after 8am so was wonderful to see inside this gorgeous restored church. Loved the old olive tree outside the church too....More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Church locked but the exterior is beautiful and the views are superb. Plenty of attractive ruins on the way up. The path can be tricky. Wear strong shoes and try to avoid stepping on the shiny stones. Just above the church the path levels out....More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Agia Sofia Church is a wonderful example of Byzantine architecture and is well worth the steep climb up the stairs. The views are also amazing.

4  Thank lindadownunder
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The church is just a small part of a huge abandoned fortress that rings the upper reaches of the rock. Almost all ruins, with mysterious parts and meandering paths. 10 times more fun than the canned experience of the parthenon in Athens.

1  Thank kvaakp
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you are healthy enoug, you should really visit te top of the hill in Monemvasia. The way up is not suitable for strollers, so take a carrier. Unfortunately it is not suitable for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues. The view from the top...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

All Greek churches seem to be the same. The work that went into building this one at the edge of a cliff is remarkable.

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wear good trekking shoes as some of the stones are quite polished. A good climb but worth the effort. The church was impressive from the outside, however, very little was open to the public inside. Still a wonder how the surrounding retaining walls were built.

Thank Yianni53
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Sarah W
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Response from Yianni53 | Reviewed this property |
P.S. After 15 trips to Greece, Monemvasia still evoked a "WOW" factor. Great choice. Enjoy and bring your camera!
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