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Panormitis Monastery, Symi
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Situated in the tiny seafront village of Panormitis sits Panormitis Monastery, with a Greek Orthodox Church dedicated to the island's patron saint, Archangel Michael. Monks still inhabit the monastery, and pilgrims from across Greece travel to attend the religious festival held here. Step inside the Venetian-style church to view the ornate gold fixtures and scenes from the Bible adorning the walls in paintings and frescoes. Visit the two on-site museums, one displaying various religious items and the other showcasing folk culture. This area is best reached by boat. Add Panormitis Monastery to your Symi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Symi travel itinerary maker.
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  • A remarkable monument of Christianity linked to national competitions. A pity though that created some bad image to visitors/pilgrims with the diatimimenis application for entry into the Museum of the monastery. In my own opinion about a sacred space in which includes the Museum, the visitor should not/Pilgrim to pay entrance fee for any area of the monastery. Instead of diatimimenis entry could establish the free offer to visitors that it is not excluded that the result was better.
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  • Everytime I visit this site I feel calmness and serenity!! Could be my retreat ... ... especially in the afternoon when I anymore has no ships and no sound nor pin in the beautiful port of ... .... Always enjoyable and quiet!! Great Thanks!!!
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  • Visited this monastery last year as well as this year. Would definitely advise against visiting on a Sunday as it was ridiculously busy. Was a Tuesday last year and was a lot quieter. The monastery it...  more »
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  • Amazing experience...real greek monastery so peaceful and cultured.....
  • Beautiful monestery with beautiful scene of Symi.
  • Connect with Greece in this beautiful monastery.
  • In and of itself a beautiful monastery, but when it arrives by boat from Rhodes then just too many people are in too short a time. Small Tip: Buy vanilla-cream pie in the monastery bakery - these are the very best!
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  • Great place in a beautiful Bay.
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