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The Monastery of Daphni, Athens

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Daphni or Dafni is an 11th-century Byzantine monastery 11 km north-west of central Athens in the suburb of Chaidari, south of Athinon Avenue, a fine monument of the 11th-century Byzantine art, is a cross-in-square church of the octagonal type surmounted by a broad and high dome. The church houses the best preserved complex of mosaics from the early Komnenian period (ca. 1100) when an austere and hieratic manner typical for the Macedonian period and represented by the famous Christ Pantocrator image inside the dome, was metamorphosing into a more intimate and delicate style, of which The Angel before St Joachim — with its pastoral backdrop, harmonious gestures and pensive lyricism — is considered a superb example.
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  • Been there today, still is closed. You can enjoy exterior trough the fence. Marvelous. It takes 30 min from Monasteriki, go to the metro Hagia Marina, and then take the bus 866 to Psihiatreion bus sto...  more »
  • It is a world heritage site on the outskirts of Athens. You can reach less than a 20 Euro 20, and convenient train and bus and taxi use. Also since a lot of taxis running in the street in front of the home without waiting for the most reasonable price taxi. Let's make sure can come in is being repaired, but that limited entrance can be day of the week and time.
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  • I went there my daughter when she was little, in the courtyard of (before the earthquake demolished the wall). Visit Iadynamia because of restoration work really deprive the audience a very nice historic site. Take your kids and go. And don't forget that the environment imposes behaviors.
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  • An amazing Byzantine monastery. Must see!
  • One of the most significant Byzantine monuments around the Athens, Greece, area
  • An incredible monastery from the byZantine times.
  • Restoration work has been going on here for a long time so it's hard to see it properly. But one of the benefits of the restoration work is that you can go inside and climb up the scaffolding to get a much closer view of the mosaics on the walls (no photos, though). The opening hours are a bit erratic and the entrance through a little wire gate seems quite basic. But don't be put off by all of this - it's worth getting out of downtown Athens to see this. It's part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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