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“Incredible views!”
Review of Monastery Tsambika

Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Kolimbia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

It was a scary car ride to the half way point of the hill, however we made it safely. Do not attempt the drive if you are not a confident driver it is very steep. You may be better off walking up the hill, it is approximately 1.5km. Once you get to the half way point by car then there are another 300 steps to the top. It sounds like a lot but very doable and worth the effort. The views you will see are spectacular. A must see!

1  Thank Eleni A
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a fantastic place to visit. Once you get over the drive up the steep hill to the area with the steps, you are already in need of something wonderful and it doesn't disappoint. The 300 steps to the church are daunting but not really too steep and there are places to rest along the way. My wife did it in her bare feet as suggested by the legend, so I had the easy job really. Once there the building itself is quite small but the views are amazing. It is a delight for photographers and there is a real sense of peace being so high up overlooking the rest of the island. The church itself was very interesting; we bought an offering to the virgin and my wife was helped with the fascinating ceremony of lighting a candle which included eating part of the wick. It was so interesting to watch others who were obviously well versed with the intricacies of the ceremony, lighting their candles and burning incense etc. I loved every minute of my visit and would recommend anybody to go there. I only hope the legend works now.

1  Thank BYBTraveller
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you are travelling by car along the Lindos-Rhodes Road this is a recommended stop. Just after the sign to Tsambika Beach, coming from Lindos, a short drive on a carriage road ends by a parking spot i the mountain.

After 299 marked steps, you are at the top. It is recommended to do this in the morning, especially between May and September.

The view is worth the climb. If you get soaked in sweat after the climb, Tsambika Beach is only 5 minutes away by car.

Thank Thomas I
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

It's a tough slog up the 299 (numbered) steps to the top - but well worth it. Little church at the top has a miracle performing icon. Childless women go there to pray. Any child is named after the church. There are even candles in the shape of a baby, with the wick coming out of their poor little head... We were lucky enough to be there when a child was taken up so the Icon could be thanked...
Fabulous views on the drive to the car park, even better ones from the walk. Plenty of places to rest and loads of horrendously fit people running up....!
Don't stop at the Panorama Cafe. No view and the grumpiest owner I've encountered in Greece.

1  Thank Cretamania
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

On a recent return visit to Rhodes I made my second trip here and climbed all 300 steps once again. The steps are numbered on the way up with lots of benches on the way up if you needed to stop. The views at the top are amazing. You can see both north and south views if the island stretching from Falaraki to Lindos.

Thank Gordonm2
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