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Well worth the climb

A stunning monastery with an interesting history. The Bishop showed us round and was willing to... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Linda P
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Leek, United Kingdom
Landmark of Abkhazia

New Anthos monastery is a huge Orthodox cathedral sits on a hill . Nice construction very... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
abheeth_lokuayya
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Kursk Oblast, Russia
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28 May 2018
“Well worth the climb”
7 Feb 2018
“Landmark of Abkhazia”
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Gudautskiy Rayon, Noviy Afon, Monastir, New Athos 354000, Georgia
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

New Athos Monastery is a beautiful, large Orthodox Cathedral, that stands out in New Athos. It's historical in that is is over 100 years since it was first constructed, and suffered some damage from neglect during the Soviet period where the monastery was closed and...More

3  Thank DelanA82
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A stunning monastery with an interesting history. The Bishop showed us round and was willing to give us his views on a number of issues as well as pointing out specific icons of interest.

Thank Linda P
Reviewed 8 February 2018

New Anthos monastery is a huge Orthodox cathedral sits on a hill . Nice construction very impressive . It shows the legacy of Abkhazia. You cannot take pictures inside the church but you can capture nice sunsets in front of the church, because it's looking...More

1  Thank abheeth_lokuayya
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Very nice outside, it is worth walking a bit around it, nice walk up, inside is also ok, head scarfs are provided for women so they may enter it

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The New Athos Monastery of St Simon the Canaanite is a wonder to behold. A very well preserved and revered place, you walk in and feel elevated in the eyes of whatever god you hold in your heart. The detail and paintings will have you...More

Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Very nice, the Monastery is worth seeing, the visit is free and it will take 1-2 hours maximum, so I recommend to anybody travelling through Abkhasia.

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Reviewed 7 November 2015

The monastery sits on a hill looking out to sea (Black Sea) and from a distance looks very impressive. However, when you arrive you will see the sad state it is in but considering its history and survival under the Soviet Union it is still...More

1  Thank James s
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The monastery and the surrounding area are filled with stunning energy that seems to spring from the ground. Despite hundreds of tourists in high season and the place does not lose its sacral atmosphere. There are some disputes between the monastery's authorities and Russian Orthodox...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2015

New Athos Monastery is a beautiful, large Orthodox Cathedral, that stands out in New Athos. It's historical in that is is over 100 years since it was first constructed, and suffered some damage from neglect during the Soviet period where the monastery was closed and...More

3  Thank DelanA82
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Beautiful monastery with gorgeous decorations from both inside and outside, lovely grounds and a nice walk leading up to it, though nowadays it's lined with souvenir stalls. A must see when in the New Athos.

2  Thank Tina Q
Reviewed 31 August 2014

This huge Orthodox cathedral and its garden grounds and scenic location near the seaside on a high hill is quite impressive and breathtaking. The interiour is well adorned with frescoes and icons too. The multi-domed architecture is sublime and divine. This is a short 15...More

3  Thank bryan-quiller-hire
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