The Monastery of Daphni, Athens

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  • The monastery with ancient mosaics, the oldest of which date back nearly 11 century. Timetable check seems to be Tuesday and Friday morning. Access is easiest from Agia Marina Metro station at 866 bus 10-15 minutes drive. Still have the option to take a bus directly from the City Centre (refer to Google maps). 700 meters from the bus stop walk in a straight line. To get inside the ring the Bell and say that you are tourists. If well ask the archaeologists will conduct a guided tour in English. Near the Botanical Garden, but it's all neuhozhennyj. Is it worth to go specifically? Rather not. Is it that you are interested in Byzantine religious art. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • It is a Byzantine gem in the very limited opening hours. From the outside, the place looked closed but quickly answered the doorbell. This isn't a great site but some mosaics that have been restored are beautiful and create a nice effect with the rough walls of the Church. Lots of greenery nearby and a good restaurant is adjacent. Few visitors. On the road to Corinth, worth a stop. I went on foot to this monastery from downtown Athens following the ancient sacred way. A long walk, and above all, pretty risky when you arrive to the top of the Hill. If you start from the closest metro station, it's also risky. The bus goes to the site.
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  • The interior and exterior of the monastery are both excellent. One of the best monasteries in Athens. Remember to look at the Christ Pentocrator. Breathtaking! Fed the stray cats, they are lonely and ...  more »
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  • Beautiful monastery, although it was closed when I visit it. Note that it is open only every Tuesday and Friday from 8 am till 3 pm.
  • Wonderful place, a must see if you are interested in byzantine art/architecture. You can get there by bus from Athens (about 30 minutes, normal ticket costs 1.40 €), google has the bus connections. For example from Omonia square. Get off at the stop “Psychiatreio“. From there it's a two minute walk (along the highway in the direction of the bus, but on the other side of the street). The place is a little hidden but very close to the highway. Mind that the opening hours are tuesday and friday only, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to enter the site you have to ring the door bell.
  • Byzantine monastery of 11th century with impresive mosaic. The constraction ladders are off. An UNESCO world heritage monument. Easy to visit from Athens.
  • It is said that opening day was in Tuesday and Friday, and I believed it and went there. But the gate was closed and "please call this telephone (with the picture of telephone)" but this telephone could not be seen. There was another guy from abroad and he also abandoned to enter.
  • Very nice place
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