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Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary)

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Well worth the drive on those narrow roads

Outstanding view, something you don't see anywhere else! Talking to the monks was super... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Montreal, Canada
If you are in Amorgos and can climb steps, you must go!

This is a very impressive and sacred monastery, and well worth seeking out if you are on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Outstanding view, something you don't see anywhere else! Talking to the monks was super interesting. Very hot and then off to Agia Anna beach with the clearest water I have ever seen!

Thank Geomtl
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very impressive and sacred monastery, and well worth seeking out if you are on the island. I stayed on Amorgos for six days and saw this as part of an organized island tour. It's a long climb up and down, so wear...More

Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a monastery, not a tourist attraction, so respect is in order. Women must wear below-the-knee skirts or dresses and cover their shoulders. Men wear long pants. On the inside you can visit 3-4 fairly small rooms, some with icons, none as impressive as...More

Thank OnALark_1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well who would think of building a monastery on the side of a cliff 300 metres from the sea and 300 metres from the top of the cliff. This is monument to the monks who built this fantastic place. It is quite a climb up...More

Thank Hamish P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Father Spiro was a great person.. Yannis said.. "He was so handsome and all tourist girls used to fall in love with him but he choose his monastery"

Thank AyhanSicimoglu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it is worth the visit, it certainly does. the dramatic views, the breathtaking architecture and the oozing spirituality make for an unworldly experience. go there and it will be with you forever.

Thank garno_travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cool monastery on the side of the mountain overlooking the big blue ocean. Fantastic view on the top. An interesting visit!

Thank Frans B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A site of absolute wonder and awe. Unmissable during your stay on Amorgos. Suggest doing this in the morning or late afternoon

Thank Meryl R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

So glad to have visited this very special place. A truly uplifting experience. Not suitable at all for anyone who is unfit or with mobility issues because of the steps. Good cardio-vascular exercise!

Thank KeithandV
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a unique and unusual building built into a cliff face, looked after by a few monks. Your have to wear long trousers (men) and skirts (Women) but it is worth it

Thank Susan L
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17 April 2015|
Response from scottie49 |
By bus...very frequent in summer.
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