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interesting hike

It is necessary to go on foot on foot, the route is not the easiest, perhaps with children, and it... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
Worth the walk

Beautiful views and thoroughly enjoyed the monastery ruins. The walk back up is tough in the heat... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

It is necessary to go on foot on foot, the route is not the easiest, perhaps with children, and it is not advisable to take up the movement difficulties, the trip takes about 40 minutes there and 40 minutes ago, before that there is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank L0tta1979
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views and thoroughly enjoyed the monastery ruins. The walk back up is tough in the heat. Take plenty of water and wear trainers.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank kaywainwright2018
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Nice, relatively easy hike. Really cool to see the monastery at the end. Recommend to step into the cave on the way down, has a really eerie feeling and is completely silent inside.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Livelife88
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This Monastery is the oldest on the Akrotiri peninsula and the hardest to reach. It was built in the 11th century and its ruins are beautiful and impressive. The hike is not easy, but the view of the mountains and the sea on the way...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Giulia P
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

If at the monastery you need to pay 2.50 pp for entering but also for just hiking into the gorge. Its steep going down, passing a cave and a well and until the ruins of Katholiko (monastery) its a 30 m downhill but an exhausting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank charlesk418
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

lovely place to see. Two monasteries in one place. Parking is free. We went down the hill by the monastery with bridge it took us about 40mins, get a water, comfy shoes etc. an amazing views with loads of different sounds around. We will recommend...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Arvydas K
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful ruins. Atmosphere of the place is special especially when monks are singing in the cave. Hiking shoes recommended especially if you want to reach end of the gorge.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank wado20000
Reviewed 29 January 2018

You can only reach this monastery walking through a simple and ruined path through rocks and beautiful views over the sea. It will take some time (about half an hour) to go down there but it is definitely worth it: at the end of the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank 563gianlucap
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

In the beginning, when you start the walk, it looks like nothing special. But then, when you proceed further down the hill, you will discover the acient caves if the hermites. And even further down, there is a church and a stunning huge stone bridge...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Brigitte K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Fantastic place to visit. The walk to the cave wasn't too bad but the next section to the monastery in the cliffs got pretty steep. We may have struggled more than normal because it was the day after Imbros Gorge AND it was a last...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank bsmallwo
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18 February 2017|
Response from ian_bridson | Reviewed this property |
follow the steps down to the left when you reach what seems to be just a cliff edge, then past the cave entrance down some more steps to the monastery ruin itself and the bridge, which you can see from the cave and is only... More