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A fascinating place to visit and reflect...

Nea Moni is a UNESCO Heritage site. It is an old Greek Monastery recently renovated and open to... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Ozgur K
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Istanbul, Turkey
A stop that causes reflection

Worth visiting, bring a shawl or over shirt. The walk is nice and it’s undergoing renovation... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Angel G
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A beautiful 11th century Byzantine monastery decorated with mosaics and relics.
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  • Average7%
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Nea Moni is a UNESCO Heritage site. It is an old Greek Monastery recently renovated and open to public as it is a functioning holy place. It is also home to the 1822 Chios massacre with some artifacts related to these events. It is definitely...More

Thank Ozgur K
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Worth visiting, bring a shawl or over shirt. The walk is nice and it’s undergoing renovation, makes you appreciate sacrifices made in the name of religious beliefs.

Thank Angel G
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Nea Moni monastery is a must to see, It is the most beautiful monastery and the most important Byzantine monument in the island of Chios. It has been listed on the World Cultural Heritage of Unesco in 1990. It was built in the 11th century,...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This impressive 11th century monastery complex is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its striking red and gold mosaics are considered some of the finest examples of Byzantine Renaissance art. This place is very rich in history and very beautiful.

Thank UncleGus32
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Not too far from the town of Chios, it's worth the visit although some parts are closed for restoration. Lighting a candle here makes you feel that there is something which is greater than us! It's not only of historical significance thus recognized as a...More

Thank Theo V
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

It's not easy to get to the Monastery of Nea Moni but it is definitely worth it. It's a very unique monastery not just historically & religiously speaking but also from an architect's point of view. Dont miss it.

Thank yiabi
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

It's only 15-20 min drive from Chios town. This monastery is on the hills. Free entrance. Some parts are closed. You can easily visit in one hour. Actually not so much too see but it's a good example to get to know monastery life. You...More

Thank Altug71
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

You must visit the museum and take the tour in the grand room. I learned so much about the islands history, there is another small church when you exit on the main road , to your left(Saint pateres) you should visit there too, the church...More

Thank Anna M
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Monastery that dates to the 11th century. Incredible Byzantine mosaics in the church. A somewhat creepy little museum with 100's of human skulls commemorating a massacre by the Ottomans that occurred there in 1822.

Thank JohnandJaneS
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Some parts are being restored while others are being excavated. Interesting and beautiful. Go early to avoid the heat in summer.

Thank kpocampo
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Yes, bus, taxis, or rent bike or car.
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no guide for us and no good guide book either which made it harder i would see if you could have somekind of guidebook. it is pretty far from everything but it wont take you superlong to tour the place so combine it with... More
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