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Monastery of Saint Nicholas of Sintza

Narrow road west of Leonidio, Leonidio 223 00, Greece
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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 6 days ago
Bernard S
via mobile
Valley views, and architectural wonder

The monastery is closed pretty much all of the time (as far as I could tell) but the views from the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
pickling
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6 days ago
“Stunning position and a welcome on arrival ”
11 Jul 2017
“Absolutely beautiful ”
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Narrow road west of Leonidio, Leonidio 223 00, Greece
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thank IRINA B
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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
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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
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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
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