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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
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
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
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.
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