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The mountain of Skopos can be seen from town. It's the mountain above Argassi. On the very top of it stands the monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa. The icon of Panagia Skopiotissa... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Nikos K
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The mountain of Skopos can be seen from town. It's the mountain above Argassi. On the very top of it stands the monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa. The icon of Panagia Skopiotissa is really important for the locals. On the 14th and 15th of August the icon is celebrated. A litany and a feast takes place. The monastery is not staffed.... More 

1 Thank Nikos K
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Not a walk to undertake during the summer months so we drove up there. A scary drive with lots of 'potholes' not for the fainthearted driver but when you do get there it is breathtaking. The monastery itself is beautiful and the surrounding ruins. If you meet the man that runs the little snack cabin he will tell you where... More 

Thank Anne217
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went walk there, nice complex, we could go inside. It could be 3 km, but it was longer trip. Up is small bufet for refreshment.

Thank Pavla R
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is not the easiest place to visit, but worth every bone shaking moment of the 'off road' ride to the top. It is walkable but the ascent is very steep so be prepared for a long hard climb. However you go it is worth the effort. There is a cantina about half way up, quite the oasis. The monastery... More 

Thank Alun41
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

For people seeking the best way to climb uo to Panagia Skopiotissa monastery, I suggest to start either form Argassi or (better) from Kalamaki. The long gravel road from Argassi is quit busy and dusty in summer, so just to the right of the open quarry, take a small road and look for the faint path that leads to the... More 

Thank AnaDigit
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

To feel like you are at one with the Gods of ancient Greece, please try, if you can to visit this place. There is an unmade road that cars do get up but i would not advise this unless you are supremely confident in your motor and you driving ability. For me there is only one way to get there,... More 

Thank Stephen f
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

We went to Zakynthos for our holiday this year with the plan of hiking to the monastery. We looked at google map and tripadvisor and still, had no idea how we’re going to get there. Thankfully, upon arriving in our hotel, a lovely local lady told us valuable informations, stressing that it would take us 3 hours of walking, and... More 

4 Thank anlainebethelm
Zakynthos, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

At the top of the Skopos mount, at the back of the town of Argasi, there is a small monastery castled build in honour of the Holy Mother in the 15th Century.

2 Thank Dennis K
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This is a great half day hike if you're staying in Kalamaki or Argassi. From both towns it's about a two hour climb (one way). From the Argassi side, you will also run into a small Byzantine church before reaching this monastery. The monastery is situated at the top of the Skopos mountain, so next to the monastery itself (built... More 

4 Thank Marno S
Blyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

We had a good time here it was full of history and well worth the trip to see it one point you cannot take photos inside Monasrery

1 Thank PhilB365

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