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Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi

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The visit here was interesting and given free entrance worth going to . However the area open to... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

First time that we have made it into the monastery, very tranquil and peaceful, with an English man... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Chris R
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Medieval monastery located on a mountain overlooking the surrounding countryside: features a spectacular lookout point as well as a collection of rare religious icons.
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  • Very good48%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The visit here was interesting and given free entrance worth going to . However the area open to the public is limited . It is a ' working ' monastery which is nice and the church was typical greek orthodox .

Thank hilltopOxon
Reviewed 9 September 2017

First time that we have made it into the monastery, very tranquil and peaceful, with an English man buried in the gardens. Please cover legs and shoulders with a gown to avoid insulting the monks. Well worth a visit.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Yes beautiful location perched on top of a hill overlooking a pebbly beach but the people there were not very welcoming! We did not know about the length of skirt issue (no legs or flesh on display basically) so I wrapped a towel around my...More

Thank Julia P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped here on quad's for a quick visit. Unfortanetly females are only permitted inside if wearing a skirt or dress. So just my son and I popped in. There was a monk working in the courtyard and the church was closed up. We asked...More

Thank 17erich
Reviewed 3 October 2016

It's If you have just one monastery to visit in Poros, that's the one. Keep in mind the visiting hours and remember to dress correctly (both men and women) no shorts and sleeveless shirts.

Thank SidouSidahmed
Reviewed 9 August 2016

A beautiful church and monastery with excellent views and a nice cafe for quick coffee before returning to the beach! Well worth a visit

Thank Maria E
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's a plain holy , quiet monastery with old Byzantine icons . There is an interesting icon of the Mother of God ,painted by the italian painter and doctor Raphael Tsecoli.The view from there to the sea is lovely !

Thank georgia064
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Visited in the morning, a very small church and monastery, found the whole area very cooling and peaceful, went in long-sleeved shirt and shorts and the lady's the same but still covered up with the shoals provided, great little history book available for 5 euros...More

Thank ClaytonsDSLB
Reviewed 29 June 2016

The monastery is well worth a visit. It is only a small place but there is an air of tranquilly about the place and even on a hot day you can sit in the shade of large tree in the centre and drink in the...More

Thank David_r1954
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The unique in this Monastry which I have not seen in other Greek monasteries is that it has a wonderful icon of mother Jesus painted from the famous Italian painter Ceccoli on 1838. His gaughter lived here for two years suffering from tuberculosis and when...More

Thank 267Suzie
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11 September 2017|
Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
you can go to the monastery and park on the main road. you will no inconvenience them. there is a path into the monastery by the cafe. I hope all goes well with treatment.
Gabrielle D
9 April 2015|
Response from AlinaSantaRosa_Ca |
If you are at New Askeli, you follow the road to the monastery and you cannot miss it after the beach turn