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The Monastery of Daphni, Athens

World heritage site · Religious Site · Historic Site
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  • Following online guidance, early Saturday morning we went to Ika Bus Stop expecting to take No A16 to the Monastery, but it was either changed or discontinued. A local kindly advised crossing the...  more »
  • This place was a pure joy to see and totally unexpected. It's worth the 20 minute bus journey outside of the city to see it. Parts of it are still standing, other parts are ruins but it's structure...  more »
  • If you love Orthodox mosaics that rival the beauty of those in Istanbul visit the Monastery of Daphni. I spent 2 hours here this morning. Few visitors. Had the church interior to myself for 15...  more »
  • 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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