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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Amazing view, friendly monks.
They will give you Psimeni [Amorgos traditional liquor] and some sweets at the end of the visit.
Women must wear modesty clothing.

2  Thank Cátia S
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

The annual celebration November 20 and 21 is a unique experience. Many people from all over Greece and from other countries visit. The Monastery offers special fish food and traditional sesame sweets to all visitors. Being in this Monastery, you feel like you are in the sky.

Thank Maria K
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Buses and cabs will take you to the car park at the bottom of the cliff. You could walk it down the long steep road, but I would definitely not recommend it.

I was deserted when we were there, so we took our time climbing up the long steps. Whilst they say they do not have spare wraps for women, the little ante room at the entrance had quite a selection, and they DO expect you to be modestly dressed, so be prepared to wear a long skirt/wrap and trousers.

No entrance fee, just a donation box. Only the Abbot and two monks now live in this vast place perched high up in the cliffs. Stunning location what used to be the road/track from Katapola to Aegiali. Been there for over a 1,000 years.

You are looked after by a friendly and helpful caretaker from the village (they give you a glass of water and small glass of local liquer/wine in their refectory, and you can visit the small Chuch, which is exquisite. A monk was there and was most courteous and informative.

If you go to Amorgos, you have to visit here. It was late September, so we were only two out of six visitors in the hour or so we were there - not sure what it would be like at the peak of the tousist season!

Recommended

3  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

You can't see it from the bus stop. You have to walk around the corner. Then there it is - snow white, perched on the side of a mountain, balancing on a ledge almost. An impossible place to build. It is breathtaking.

There is a dress code if you want to go inside and these days the monks don't have spares you can use. So, men in shirts and long trousers and women in skirts with shoulders covered. You enter via a small doorway and are likely to be hard on the heels of the person in front. You can go out onto the terrace where there are great views. Inside a small chapel you can light a candle, if you want. One of the monks gave us a glass of water, a turkish delight and a shot of liquor made from honey.
The water was life saving after the steps up.

It's hard not to be moved by the beauty and history of this place.

Thank Greekophile15
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We went there thinking we were going to visit the monastery but after a steep walk up about a million stairs, all we could visit was a very small part of the monastery: only the church.
I must admit that the view is nice though

1  Thank ltayara
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