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Visit St. George Varsamitis monastery and ask for Sister Irene. (Of course in high season, try it... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Pcr B
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Special place , do not miss it

St. Valsamitis is a historical place. The hostess at our hotel at told us the story of the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Visit St. George Varsamitis monastery and ask for Sister Irene. (Of course in high season, try it early in the morning, or else you'll be dissapointed). She is a well educated smiling nun, with plenty of love for everybody, surrounded with 25 cats and beautiful...More

2  Thank Pcr B
Reviewed 15 April 2018

St. Valsamitis is a historical place. The hostess at our hotel at told us the story of the monastery and the miracle water , she was married there. The people of Amorgos love this miraculous place. We went and visited the nun, she is wonderful...More

2  Thank Cretefan2
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The ancient monastery of Agios Georgos Valsimitis above Chora (the capital of Amorgos) should be a 'must see' for anyone visiting Amorgos, especially if interested in either history or a deep spirituality. When we came yesterday (very much 'off-season'), we were the only visitors. The...More

3  Thank Leo E
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It's off the road going towards one end of the island away from chora. You should totally go visit as it's one of the original churches along with the monastery. Some of the icons are aged and shows but the preservation of the church is...More

1  Thank Christina T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Tucked away, a wonderful stop on any tour. The resident nun - the only one - will show you around this very small monastery, and offer you refreshments. Be sure to crawl to the spring well, to douse your forehead in water and make a...More

2  Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small wonderful monastery situated on the spot of water oracle in Ancient Greece, one of the three main oracles at that time. The church is dated from the 8th century and there were nuns continuously living there until the 15th century. Sister...More

2  Thank EvelynesWorld
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our group of women had a per-arranged lunch here with Sister Irene, resident of the monastery. It was incredible. She is a wise woman with a heart for hospitality. The church is beautiful and you can learn the story of the water oracle. To me,...More

2  Thank GlobalStaci
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Sister İrini. a painter, animal lover and an artist, restored this church and restored my soul as well... such a great person, a noble lady..

2  Thank AyhanSicimoglu
Reviewed 27 June 2017

On a good walking route from Chora to Katapola. The resident nun is a lovely woman and loves to show you the church and discuss its history. Need to be there by 1300.

1  Thank 70John70
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Such a good and peaceful atmosphere around Irini, the only nun living here. She was so inspiring. Beautul garden with fruittrees and vegatables. And you don't have to climb thousands steps to go there. Parking place is near the modest monestry of st. Valsamitis. You...More

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