The Monastery of Daphni, Athens

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  • It's a very atmospheric place. Free free visit from Wednesday to Saturday. During my visit, there were no more visitors (and this is one of the structures that is on the unesco lists!). To get into the territory you have to click on the bell at the entrance, and you have to open the door. The workers are very polite and very friendly. The dome depicts the same Pantocrator, which is the hallmark of this monastery. Nearby are the ruins, which are also interesting to see. It seemed to me that this is one of the secret places of Athens, for those who want to look not only at the antiquity in the center, but also at the Byzantine heritage.
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  • I became aware of the monastery when I looked at a list of World Heritage Sites in Athens. The reception in the hotel had apparently never heard of it and the impression that the monastery itself is quite unknown in Greece was confirmed by the supervisors on site. The opening hours are quite limited and it is definitely worth making sure that it is open beforehand. On site you then stand in front of a construction fence with a bell, are let in and greeted kindly. Admission is free. Due to the low level of awareness there is very little crowding and there is enough time to look at the building and the mosaics in it. Since it is also included in the city centre ticket for Athens by bus, I definitely recommend planning a visit. Even if Google recommends a station further to get off, you should get off at the Stop Psychiatreio, as only there is the road crossable.
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  • It's a great discovery. This monastery is close to Athens (accessible by car or public transport) which has free access. The mosaics inside the church are simply beautiful! Small detail: the monastery is only open on Friday mornings until 2 p.m.
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  • It's a a pity that the church is not used as a place of pray. It lost atmosphere of such places..I expected something completely different
  • Must see for those who want to understand the Byzantine Mosaic art a bit better. Free entry. Very friendly information office. If you want to spend a few moments away from downtown crowds, this is the place to sit down for a while.
  • A relatively unknown gem in Athens. This is an ancient monastery with exceptional mosaics mostly very well preserved. You can get there from metro agia marina by bus 876 or 866. It's definitely worth a visit and is also free.
  • It's free and nice. Bug if you have visited the monastery of Lukas (near Delfi) this It seems nothibg
  • Beautiful cite which once was an asylum and a monastery now home to some cats and a turtle! The frescos are beautiful and the building speaks to you.. imagine the prayers and the cries.. may be both at the same time and the place becomes haunting and peaceful at the same time..
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