Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary), Amorgos

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Built into the side of Prophet Elias Mountain and dedicated to the Panagia, Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary) dates back to the ninth century. Look for the white monastery stuck into the side of the reddish-brown rock face, and then make the climb up hundreds of steps to reach the sacred site. Perched at 300 m (984 ft) above sea level, the monastery provides a great view of the sea and the bay below.  Discover how to plan a Amorgos trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Worth the fatigue to enjoying this unique monastery with incredible view.. best to visit afternoon that burns not the Sun! 11-1 is open in the morning and afternoon 5-7 ...
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  • A "must go" place no matter if you are religious or not! View is amazing and the experience unique in a place that stands for ages on the side of the rock!  more »
  • Unique architecture Christian creation, literally kolimeno on the cliff. The Pilgrim visitor admiring the grandeur of nature and the possibilities of human power with few in the past. The rugged landscape of rock begs to climb from the stone steps, and from there, after a peek at the image of the Virgin Mary and hear the story of monks that weren't with their kerasmata, admire the unique deep blue cycladic sea.
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Where to stay in Amorgos

While Amorgos boasts a number of hotels and other lodging options, the best way to experience the culture of the island (at the best price) is to rent a room in a guesthouse or shared home. These possibilities are available in both of the major port cities on the island, Katapoula and Aeigali. Aeigali is also home to the island's campgrounds and several complexes with rooms for rent. If you prefer to stay inland, consider the hilltop village of Hora, one of the most scenic spots on the island, with lovely rooms and other self-catering accommodations.
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