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Ardenice, Albania
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Good stop on your way south, but not a must see in my opinion as you cannot access all areas. Nevertheless, beautiful fresco’s inside.

Thank TP0688
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The Ardenica Monestry is located at the highest point of a range of hills stretching across the great plain of Myzeqea. It has been an important historical, cultural, and spiritual center of the Orthodox Church for many centuries. Because the monastery is situated close to...More

Thank deborahk3
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Situated on the top of the hill this lovely place gave us the chance to get back in the middle age history.Once we walked in Michalis(the guy who look after this place)welcomed and guide us in the Monastery.This place is so relaxing and peaceful,the original...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Set at the top of a hill in a beautiful natural setting, this gem of the past should not be missed. The visit is entirely free and definitely worth it! The ancient monastery and church will take you back in time and provide a moment...More

1  Thank flavaff
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Ardenica Monastery was quite interesting for me . Icons and pictures inside of it were very beautiful. Must visit ☺️

1  Thank Heather J
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I enjoyed visiting this monastery, the paintings and icons are beautiful. It is interesting that Christianity and Islam live in harmony.

1  Thank TravellerGillian
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The monastery (built 1282) boasts Romanesque arches but Byzantine style. Within its walls sits unimposing little St Mary's church. Don’t let its the humbly attractive exterior fool you. The carved wooden pulpit will astound with its hugeness, its intricacy and vestiges of its former gilded...More

2  Thank culturevulture94
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Visited the monastery 22 of June 2017- the entrance is closed and it's written, that Ardenica Monastery is closed for reconstruction. The terms are unknown

1  Thank valeriverano
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Part of Apollonia archeological park, this monastery is beautiful. It was built much later than the ancient city of Apollonia, in the 13 th century. However, it was built on top of an ancient pagan temple thought to be the temple of Artemis hence the...More

Thank helloween2016
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Of course reaching this place needs a little bit of effort as it is definitely not on the beaten paths but if you decide to do it you'll be rewarded by a splendid monastery on top of a small hill. Really very nice, restful and...More

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Response from TravellerGillian | Reviewed this property |
I was on an organised tour so we were travelling around on a minibus. I don't know how you would get there without a car. I suppose a taxi would be the only way.