We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Stunning position and a welcome on arrival

Just to add to some other points. The road up is in good condition but it’s of course a bit... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Bernard S
via mobile
Absolutely beautiful

Beautiful monastery and views. Keep in mind the road is very narrow and steep, not to those faint... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
San Francisco, California
via mobile
Read all 35 reviews
All photos (13)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good17%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
12 Jun 2018
“Stunning position and a welcome on arrival ”
14 Jan 2018
“Valley views, and architectural wonder”
Narrow road west of Leonidio, Leonidio 223 00, Greece
Reviews (35)
Filter reviews
11 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Just to add to some other points. The road up is in good condition but it’s of course a bit vertiginous. Drive carefully! The nun who lives there, ten months of the year, is quite elderly (she refused to say how long she had lived...More

Thank Bernard S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

The monastery is closed pretty much all of the time (as far as I could tell) but the views from the top (and on the way up) are incredible, and the structure itself is a marvel. There are hiking paths you can use to explore...More

1  Thank pickling
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monastery and views. Keep in mind the road is very narrow and steep, not to those faint of heart.

1  Thank LiLi_SF
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This Monastry lies way up in the mountains. The road is paved and easy to drive, but you will have be careful of rocks on the road (which isn't cleared off all the time). While we were there, there were some regular massive rockfalls on...More

1  Thank Sunkiddo
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly monk. Don't forget to ask her show you the great snake found there and be kept in a box (of course not alive)

1  Thank Nikos P
Reviewed 30 March 2016

nice slow drive 30 minutes escape, passing through beautiful mountains. the monastery is located on the cliff and it has excellent views & a mystic atmoshere

1  Thank ikaros5331
Reviewed 24 March 2016

A hidden monastery with easy approach from Leonidion with interesting climbing roots. Totally covered by greenery you can relax under the shandow after a climbing session.

Reviewed 26 January 2016

Wonderful scenery getting there & equally wonderful views once in the monastery. The road to Sintza is not the best so please drive very slowly & carefully to & from the monastery as it is very windy with many rocks on the road.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 15 July 2015

A single soul takes care of this old monastery, built on the cliffs way up on the side of a mountain where you'd least expect it to be and wonder how and why locals got to do that way back then...

Thank Irini66
Reviewed 11 May 2014

I walked all the way from Leonidio to Saint Nicholas. At the beginning it was tiring and tough. After the half distance I felt my legs get lighter. When I finally had eye contact to the monastery, I felt that Saint Nicholas was pulling me...More

1  Thank Demetrios65
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hotel Byzantinon
134 reviews
7.41 km away
Smyros Resort
107 reviews
8.27 km away
Guesthouse Ouranogiton
17 reviews
9.55 km away
Paraskevas Hotel & Spa
44 reviews
12.30 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 14 nearby restaurants
369 reviews
7.62 km away
Zavalis Taverna
67 reviews
7.69 km away
Michael and Margaret
430 reviews
6.55 km away
119 reviews
6.53 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Monastery of Panagia Elona
29 reviews
4.47 km away
Monastery Panagias Elonis
147 reviews
4.49 km away
Plaka Beach
81 reviews
7.05 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Sintza staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines