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Important monument to visit in the city of Arta of the late Byzantine period. Restored with care... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yannis Z
Athens, Greece

We wouldn’t have missed this ‘museum’ - it’s a site of great historic importance. The entrance fee... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Peter B
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Garoufalia Street, Arta 471 00, Greece
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

It's very rare to stumble upon a town that is untouched by the hands of time but Arta is one such town. It is surrounded by farmlands and oranges, mandarins and olive trees are all growing in profusion in the fertile soil surrounding this small...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Important monument to visit in the city of Arta of the late Byzantine period. Restored with care and taste. Arta is a hidden gem loaded with 2 millennia of history.

Thank Yannis Z
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We wouldn’t have missed this ‘museum’ - it’s a site of great historic importance. The entrance fee was modest, quite appropriate for the size of the building. It was fascinating. There was parking around the area, but that may be more difficult on ‘work days’

1  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

How this place has not fallen down is a miracle and a tribute to the architect and the money spent building it in the 13th century. A unique church. Unmistakable.

Thank JerrryCornelius
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This is a beautiful very old church. The paintings and outside are worth a visit. There is a small fee to visit but worth it. The lady selling tickets was very informative. It is sad to see the disrepair of this gem. I hope it...More

1  Thank sjsk
Reviewed 7 December 2017

This church is really unique. A must see.... It's in Arta downtown, with a special entrance for the disabled...

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The entrance fee is still €2 (reduced €1 for seniors over 65 y.o.). It is possible to take photos without flash going around several rooms of the church. The most impressive one of course is the main nave with dozens of marble columns that seem...More

Thank Fröken Б
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Found it slightly dear to enter the church however the architecture and paintings are absolutely mesmerizing. The church was founded in ca. 1290 by the Despot of Epirus, Nikephoros I Komnenos Doukas (r. 1268–1297), and his second wife Anna Kantakouzene. The church eventually became bankrupt,...More

Thank Muhammad_H_D_1980
Reviewed 21 January 2017

There are no words for the Church of Panagia Parigoritissa in Arta, Epirus, Greece. The only word to describe this monument of world civilazation heritage is one : ''UNICUM'', the latin word that means unique. This adjective reffers to the technical construction details of this...More

Thank gchoul
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If for some reason you are lost and end up in a silly place like Arta, or are very near by, stopping to see this church is an absolute must. A fabulous example to high Byzantine architecture from the 13th century. Some original frescoes are...More

Thank hristijang
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We saw several of the religious images at the museum in Ioannina but to see the actual images in situ is beautiful. A lovely, peaceful church and the architecture is stunning.

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