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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty little church and grounds. We could walk around the outside of the building but the church was closed (not sure why). As with all churches in Greece you'll need to make sure you're wearing appropriate clothing before going in. Worth stopping off at if...More

Thank AnnikaToomer
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This pretty little monastery is well worth a visit if you are in the area. It's only minutes from the Navagio beach viewpoint in the mountains of pretty little Zakynthos. The monastery itself is pretty, authentic, traditional Greek, both inside and out and is peaceful...More

Thank Sarah O O
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Stopped off here on our island tour. Very small and not much to see. Kept very clean and tidy. Must admit good commentary by our guide.

Thank Geordie112
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Whatever your religion,the simplicity of this local monastery will win you through.Connected to the Patron Saint of Zakynthos,it attracts thousands of tourists,visitors and religious groups.This is considered the oldest building after the 1953 earthqaukes that hit the island.A holy place to wander about,relax and take...More

2  Thank Gina K
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Small monastery with a nice small church in the middle. It is ok because you can walk around. but i am not sure that this is the most beautiful thing on the island. Dress appropriately for the church.

1  Thank Taborski87
Reviewed 27 September 2017

A nice quiet place to visit. The various building are nicely kept with plenty of flowers and shrubs on display. There is no admission charge, but you can leave a donation if you wish. The site is serviced by restaurants and shops in the car...More

1  Thank Jaywiseman
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I visited here on a Nefis 'Back to the Roots' tour from Tsilivi It was very interesting hearing the history of the place It is very peaceful and pretty and the interior is kept really nicely

1  Thank barbaraandbrian2017
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Visited as part of an Island tour and our guide Vera was very knowledgable about this site. Gave lots of information and stories about Saint Dennis who served as Abbot here for the majority of his life. Lots to see and do and their are...More

1  Thank ripley054
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We was at Anafonitria Monastry in september 2017. Really it's nothing special. If you are close to the Shipwreck beach you may visit this church, but if you don't go there, I'm sure that you will not miss anything.

Thank Velizar D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You must fit this visit in to your Zakynthos holiday and it's free! The beauty and peace inside this courtyard monastery is superb! Decorated with pots of brightly coloured flowers and rambling vines. The small interior of the church is stunning with frescoes and carved...More

1  Thank Nipanddip
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