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beautiful

The site is open every day 3-5 pm or you can organize a tour if you book it. the sisters that... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Flo19-9-74
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Johannesburg, South Africa
This church is always closed

We walked to this place, but it was closed. It was really disappointing. There was a sign that read... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Christoph F
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This 19th-century church is lavishly decorated and is the oldest in the city. It was named after St. Polycarp, the first bishop of Smyrna who was burned at the stake.
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  • Terrible13%
30 Dec 2017
“Greek orthodox church”
16 Mar 2018
“beautiful”
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The site is open every day 3-5 pm or you can organize a tour if you book it. the sisters that take care of the church are very kind and helpful.

Thank Flo19-9-74
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We walked to this place, but it was closed. It was really disappointing. There was a sign that read 15.00 - 17.00, but we also didn`t understand what days. Really sad that we couldn`t go inside.

Thank Christoph F
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

A traditional Greek orthodox church that you may vitit and pray if you wish during your visit. An information plackard gives you the telephone number that you may call in order to open the church. From time to time the new local Eastern Orthodox Bishop,...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I visited this church twice, on Saturday and Sunday. I rang the door bells and there was no answer on both days. The security guards nearby confirmed that the church was no longer open for visit.

2  Thank fidelisblue
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

This church is one of the oldest church in town. Well kept .It is not open to public only when there is a wedding or baptize . I had good luck to see it because I have a friend who know the person in charge...More

1  Thank Y J
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

The church is only open 3 pm - 5 pm except on Sunday. The entrance is the side white door. Buzz the intercom if you have questions. Beautiful statues and stain glass windows. Nice to be in a church.

Thank zxcxc
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

visit time is from 15 to 17 and we go there tow times and in second time we can visit church but nun was not polite.regardless of nun,everythings are there very beatiful and i advise to see here.

Thank pghadamli
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

You cant just go there, you have to be in a group We have seen many Churches but this is special one with a lot of history Sometimes when you go to a Church you have to overlook the religious symbols but this one wasn't...More

Thank Vivienne N Keit... A
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Discipline doesnt mean to insult religious feelings! She is just impolite. Thats it! Visit was ruined just because of her treat dispite of group reservation. Just beware!

1  Thank özgecan ş
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

We wanted to visit this wonderful and historic Church this month when we were at Izmir, but a nun, not very polite, just answer the inter phone when we rang the bell and told us that it was not possible to visiting it if we...More

3  Thank frambus
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Response from Kubus4 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I can't help :( we were disappointed when we go to the church, as it was closed - although we were there within stated opening hours; Perhaps if you contact Izmir Tourist Information, they may have contact... More
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Simon K
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Response from Stephen_Ng2014 | Reviewed this property |
The phone number of the St Polycarp Church at Izmir is +90 232 484 8436. All the Best Stephen Ng 20 April 2015
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